Flowery Mead

The flowery mead is planted with spring and summer flowering plants such as yarrow, lady’s bedstraw, oxeye daisies, muskmallow and bee orchids. The surrounds are planted with sweet smelling herbs and flowers, including rue to “drive away noxious vermin from the garden” (Albertus Magnus 1260).

The Mead also contains fruit trees with “perfumed flowers & agreeable shade.”

Botanical nameCommon name
Acer campestreField maple
Achillea millefoliumYarrow
Alcea roseaHollyhock
Arum maculatumLords and Ladies
Campanula rapuncalusRampion
Cornus masCornelian Cherry
Cornus sanguineaDogwood
Cydonia oblongaQuince
Euonymus europaeusSpindle bush
Fumaria officinalisCommon fumitory
Galium verumLady’s bedstraw
Hypericum perforatumSt Johns wort
Lamium purpureumRed dead nettle
Leucanthemum vulgareOxeye daisy
Malva moschataMusk mallow
Mespilus germanicaMedlar
Morus nigraMulberry
Muscaria botryoidesSmall grape hyacinth
Ophrys apiferaBee orchid
Papaver rhoeasField poppy
Plantago lanceolataEnglish plantain, ribwort
Primula elatiorOxlip
Primula vulgarisPrimrose
Ranunculus acrisMeadow buttercup
Ranunculus ficariaLesser celandine
Ranunculus repensCreeping buttercup
Senecio vulgarisGroundsel
Tanacetum partheniumFeverfew
Trifolium pratenseRed clover
Urtica dioicaNettle, Wergula
Verbascum thapsusGreat mullein
Vicia sativaCommon vetch

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