Cheltenham borough council have planted 75,000 square metres of wildflowers in the local parks. This particular patch had a mix of seeds which included Flanders poppies to commemorate the centenary of WWI, Ammi majus (Bishops Flower), red flax and cosmos. These urban wildflower meadows are so uplifting to look at and the insects were loving them too. Well done Cheltenham BC – may other councils follow your example!
Images taken in the wider landscape: parks, woods, arboretums, wild flower meadows and urban green spaces.
“The Bluebell is the sweetest flower
That waves in summer air:
Its blossoms have the mightiest power
To soothe my spirit’s care.”
This poem beautifully fits my walk through the wood today, where the bluebells were looking absolutely magnificent and the birds were singing so cheerfully. There isn’t a better place on earth to be right now.