Thursday 18 May 2023

The Magic Traffic Island

 Cycling home from work, I noticed that the council sown wildflower meadow on the McDonalds traffic island had burst into life again.

They first planted it in about 6 years ago, and since then it has flowered every year to varying degrees. However, after a couple of fairly dull years, the wet spring seems to have helped it and it looks rather nice this year. 

The corn marigolds they had initially seem to have died out, but we have poppies, cornflower and most obviously a thick covering of ox eye daisy. A few worker bumbles were at work.

It's not the romantic spot, but I'm rather amused by the though of setting up a small dining table with champagne and nibbles, and having a black tie dinner for two on there. It would kind of look like a Pink Floyd album cover.

Whether we'd survive the exhaust fumes, however, is a coin toss.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 18.05.23


  1. Red white and blue - how very Coronation month appropriate.

  2. I think it looks superb and really should jolly along a few more folk to try 'No Mow May'

  3. This looks lovely! Hopefully the bees and other pollinating insects enjoy the nectar.