|Wildflower meadow strip in Armley Park|
There's a wider view photo on our tweet -
This is a mix of annuals, including red flax (Linum grandiflorum), Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima), Californian poppy (Escholzia californica), an assorted palette of cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus, and Virginia stocks (Malcolmia maritima), amongst others (including some incomers that weren't sown by us!). The overall effect is of a hazy, waving meadow, dotted with colour, and buzzing with insects - including beautiful damselflies (these were a surprise)
|Damselfly resting on Sweet alyssum|
While we were there, we were joined by a small boy, who ran delightedly into the middle of the flowers and tried to get his mother to come and smell them (being so small, he was about at nose-height to the scent drifting up from the Alyssum and stocks, especially). He rambled around for a few minutes, really wrapped in his own personal discovery of this unexpected delight to his senses in the middle of what was a grey and wet morning.