This year we have repeated the classic wildflower mix under the newly established boundary planting of silver limes, but have added in an extra kilo of field poppy in acknowledgement of the start of the First World War. The scarlet spots are already standing out against the haze of purple tansy and cornflower.
It's hard to know whether the visitors or the bees and butterflies are enjoying it more! We are very grateful to Dr Karen van Oostrum, former Head of Education here, and her family, who made the new silver lime boundary planting possible through a generous donation, because they 'love the Garden'. Hurrah.