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!

Wildflowers: Flanders poppies and Ammi majus

I love cutting flowers from the garden to bring into the house. I recently bought this cute little basket and bottles recently and decided to go with a purple colour theme of this arrangement, which includes Thalictrum, scabious, lavender, poppy, fennel, allium.

Flower arrangement in bottles