Saturday, 12 September 2015

Late wildflowers and a nature mural

It's been a while since we've visited Figgate Park and it seemed like a perfect destination for a short walk before the predicted rain started. .




We were interested to see the recently painted mural under the bridge, which highlights some of the wildlife seen in the park


We were also delighted to see that the new wildflower meadow is still beautifully in bloom. It's actually a pictorial meadow, one which is planted with seeds from flowers that bloom at different times of year, to guarantee colour throughout most of the year.



It's definitely autumn though with the first coloured leaves falling

Swallows were flying low around the pond, they'll be leaving for Africa soon. The rain which had been drizzling on and off during our walk, started to fall much more heavily just as we got on the bus home.


7 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a pretty park. Lovely flowers and a cool owl sculpture. The mural is beautiful too. Have a happy weekend!

A Cuban In London said...

Stunning pictures. What a lovely place. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Those flowers are glorious to see so late. Remembering Gillespie Park in London, that was full of Asters in October.

Lowcarb team member said...

Figgate Park looks a lovely place to visit. The wildflower meadow an especially nice part of it, and what a good idea to have flowers that are in bloom at different times of the year.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a lovely trip! Thank you for taking me along!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

sage said...

Wonderful fall photos!

Caroline Gill said...

Yes, a delightful account, Juliet. I haven't seen such a red leaf down here yet, but my Tree Following birch has shed both yellow and brown leaves now. The flower meadow is wonderful ... such a brilliant idea to have year round colour. Most flowers round here (Sedum apart) are beginning to look a bit ragged.