Guests can help themselves to produce in the orchard, fruit area and kitchen garden but soon there wont be anything around. So I have decided toRead More
The problem when I am taking photos of Wild Meadow is that I have to do it when no one is here, so I can never quite capture the reality for someone having a break here.Read More
Trumpet call everyone!
Well it took many weekends but Jonathan has finally finished the hot outdoor gas shower...and it is working a treat.
The snowdrops are now over at the meadow so I am on the hunt for more local flowers to pop in the vases.
Snowdrops are also known as
We have just had a delivery of local wood to keep the wood burner going...with its large window the burner is mesmerizing to gaze atRead More
Simple Things Magazine have featured a three page article on Wild Meadow :)
Written by Lou Archell, my favorite lifestyle and travel writer. Lou has stayed here
Our fruit trees are so laden this year, their branches are touching the ground! We started picking them by the basket full butRead More
Maybe I'm strange but I do like changeover days - white linen on beds, sparkling taps, puffed up pillows. I alwaysRead More
Three days of sunshine were forecast so Stan has just finished cutting and baling the meadow. It is great to watch and we were lucky enoughRead More
Flowers starring in the meadow at the moment include:
Tufted vetch, Meadow vetchling, Common fumitory, Red clover, Oxeye daisy, Self heal, Knapwee (from left to right)
When we first had the field it was full of thistles. Now for the first time orchids have appeared, adding a touch of glamour to the riot of sorrel, clover, and oxeyes...Read More
A few months ago we were contacted by Stephanie Mahon, garden editor and award winning journalist who wanted to include Wild Meadow in the 'best gardens to stay for a taste of horticultural heaven'.Read More
Just a long shopping list for kitchen utensils and then I think we are there. (Oh and a little matter of fitting the balcony!)
Stunning sunsets here at the moment. Yesterday I enjoyed the view with the scent of peppers wafting across the meadow..
Guests were enjoying settling into the slow lane and cooking with the kotlich over the fire.
The butterflies are in full swing here at the moment. So far I have seen Commas, Peacocks, Whites, Skippers, Meadow Browns and today for the fist time I spotted some lovely Common Blues. The Blues were so nippy I didn't manage to get a good photo but this laid back Peacock was very accommodating!
Spent a lovely evening watching the sunset with the ox-eye daisies swaying in the breeze...
Well actually I was rushing around manically setting up for the next guests but the view always makes me pause, take a deep breath and relax...
Delighted to find this lovely nest in the wood store - just a few meters away from the Shepherd's Hut. We think they may be blackbird eggs...
Bookings this winter have exceeded all expectations. The hut is fully insulated with a lovely log burner. Guests are commenting how snug it is. We have planted some more trees to keep up with future fuel demand!
Guests are enjoying the frosty weather. The wood burner is roaring and badger tracks appear each morning across the meadow....
This area is sprinkled with fantastic gardens to visit so on my birthday mum and I headed over to Hampton Court Castle and Gardens - half an hour across the boarder into Herefordshire. It was simply stunning. We wandered through the Victorian walled garden divided by canals and avenues, crossed the lawns and strolled the riverside walk, got lost in the maze of 1000 yews, discovered the sunken garden and topped it off with a lovely lunch at the restaurant.
Highly recommended for anyone into nature, gardens and scrumptious cake...