Wildflower meadow

The owners of this croft, behind a barn conversion in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, wished to create a wildflower meadow with fruit trees.

A selection of fruit trees was made, suitable for growing in the north of England, and a wildflower mix was sown in the meadow. This gave colour in the first year through annuals (field poppy, cornflowers, corn marigold and corn cockle) whilst the perennial plants became established, to give colour from the second year onwards.