Thursday, May 28, 2009


Like Dame Edna I am very proud of my Glads.
I grow Gladiolus byzantinus in a wild flower meadow. The purists would be horrified as it comes from southern Europe, but grows happily in long grass along with the equally alien Camassia from North America.
I love it now with buttercups, oxe-eye daisies and Lady's Smock.
I have ,at last, managed to establish yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor) which greatly reduces the vigour of the grass.