Over 25 years ago our garden benefited from a Warwickshire scheme to plant native hedgerow and woodland trees. These saplings have now all grown into mature trees and provide a number of wooded areas across the garden. Along with the trees we have also seen the introduction of a number of smaller woodland and woodland edge plants. These are not your flamboyant garden flowers but provide an interesting tapestry of small delicate flowers loved by many bees and insects. Increase the number of insects and the birds follow.
At this time (the beginning of May) the spring flowers are taking their chance to flower and enjoy the sunshine before the leaves on the trees develop and reduce light levels on the woodland floor. This weeks ‘Six on Saturday’ celebrates six of these beautiful flowering plants, some of which have a wonderful scent.
One: Red Campion (Silene Dioica)
Two: Yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon)
Three: Wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides)
Four: Sweet Woodruff or Sweet Scented Bedstraw (Galium odoratum)
Six: Honesty (Lunaria annua)
Honey Pot Flowers are wedding and celebration florists based in Warwickshire in the United Kingdom specialising in natural, locally grown seasonal flowers. We grow many of our own flowers allowing us to offer something very different and uniquely personal.