Category Archives: pictorial meadows

The Olympic Meadows legacy – what can we do for meadows?

This summer has been all about meadows – their beautiful flowers, the nectar-rich food they provide for our bumblebees, butterflies and moths, and the larder and habitat they provide for many of our most endearing mammals and birds – hares, … Continue reading

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Pictorial Mix

What’s in a name? The debate continues surrounding headline grabbing ‘Pictorial Meadows’, the invention of Nigel Dunnett professor of planting design in the landscape department of Sheffield University. It’s an adaptation of a cornfield full of annual “weeds”, without the … Continue reading

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What’s in a name 2: Wild about Wildflowers – or are they weeds?

We met up with friends yesterday for a pub lunch which was great and afterwards, as the soft April rain returned for the 6th day in a row, visited the millennium green in the village where we had eaten. It … Continue reading

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What do websites and porridge have in common?

Well my second Blog has come around quick! It’s me again (Sarah Knight, Communications Officer) and I suppose I can share some snippets with you and whet your appetite for what you can expect to see from us in the … Continue reading

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A new name for Pictorial Meadows: Ham or Spam?

After yesterdays interesting twitter/blog debate about pictorial meadows and whether they should be called meadows or not, it got me thinking about alternative names. As Anne Wareham pointed out, pictorial meadows are a mix of hardy annuals – so I … Continue reading

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A meadow by any other name?

Does it matter what names we use for things? Louise Gray at the Telegraph drew my attention to the Britain in Bloom plan to give packets of wildflower seeds to local communities to plant in their local park as part … Continue reading

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