Going back to 2004 while checking some older images I found this shot of Carley in the annual flower meadow in my garden. This was a Pictorial Meadows mix in the early days when they offered just a few mix options. There was a strong bias towards Coreopsis but that made for quite a show.

When some folks from Stewarts Garden Centres saw this they decided it would be good to have a similar display at the New Forest Show and they have done every year since.

In my garden these plots are now perennial meadows but the time has come to bring back an area for annuals again…..the insects love it.