To celebrate the Olympics, a field of gold meadow flowers is beginning to shine up at Station Road with some additional sunflowers self-sown from last year’s display. The mix used here was developed for the landscaping of the Olympic Park and contains marigold, golden tickseed, corn marigold and contrasting blue cornflower.
Along the new curving path through the research plots we have broadcast sown a patriotic mix of red, white and blue to fly the flag in flowers for the Diamond Jubilee! The mix features red flax, shirley poppy, red orache, bishops flower, baby’s breath and cosmos with cornflower, larkspur and purple tansy.
The elegant curve in front of Cory Lodge has been sown with a wildflower mix balanced for colour and succession of display. This will be a useful trial as we finalise plans for a perennial meadow here. Please do feel free to bring a picnic and use the tables and chairs here – it should be a lovely spot throughout the summer.