This beautiful private home is also a place which extends a generous welcome to children with disabilities. It also supports charities through participation in the National Garden Scheme. The owner so much enjoyed the Olympic Park meadows that the brief via his Landscape Architect had been ‘a piece of the Olympic Park that we can see from our bedroom'.
With such a rural setting the planting needed to look natural whilst delivering long season high impact colours. Added to incrementally over 2 years the team have established largely Woodland Edge and Golden Summer mixes through a mixture of turf and seed. Ongoing management has had a light touch and benefited from a great on site Gardening Team who have been keen to learn how to keep manage the meadows themselves in the long term.
Pictorial Meadows are the perfect solution for domestic gardeners seeking a naturalistic look but without the heartache normally associated with trying to establish a traditional meadow. The seed mixes and PMTurf are optimised for growing on any average garden soils and requiring nothing more than a clean, weed-free seedbed in order to establish themselves.
For gardeners they offer an amazing reward and return for minimal inputs – being the most floriferous meadow mixtures available which are hugely attractive to pollinators and other wildlife. We sell to gardeners and landowners all over the UK, and increasingly, overseas – sometimes in very large quantities but often as small packets where they are used to fill beds that would normally be filled with traditional bedding plants.
Over the years this has been incredibly popular and we have had some beautiful images of ‘home-grown’ meadows sent in to us which demonstrate just how versatile these meadows are for gardeners.
The photos shown are just a small example of the many hundreds we grateful receive every year. Please keep sending them to us!
Read a nice little blog post about our seeds courtesy of Huw Jenkins, who also made a lovely video...