Tuesday 2 July 2019

Blog Tour: Guest Post from Bella Osborne Author of Wildflower Park

Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Walk in Wildflower Park by Bella Osborne. I have a guest post from Bella about Wildflowers to share with you today and if you like the look of that, you can click here to order your copy nowDon't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews. 
Here's what it's all about...

Life’s not always a walk in the park…

Anna thought she’d found The One – until he broke off their engagement exactly a year before their wedding day. Hoping new surroundings will do her the world of good, she moves in to a place of her own on the edge of gorgeous Wildflower Park.
With the help and friendship of her neighbour Sophie, Anna quickly settles in and pledges to focus on her career, but a handsome new colleague seems determined to thwart her attempts at every turn. And when she receives a text from a mystery man, it looks as though an unlikely romance is on the horizon…
Is Anna about to be swept off her feet by someone she really shouldn’t be falling for? Or could this be the new start she needs and deserves?

And now it's over to Bella...

My Favourite Wildflowers
I love the recent move by local councils to encourage British wildlife to thrive by introducing more wildflowers to verges, open ground and park areas. Wildflowers provide food in the form of nectar, pollen, seeds, fruits and foliage. They also provide nesting sites and shelter.
Not only is it brilliant for insects and animals it also brightens things up for us humans too.
In Britain we are lucky to have a variety of native wildflowers that, given the opportunity, thrive. Here are some of my favourites:

Daisy – Such a common flower and frequently dispatched by the lawnmower but still a simple favourite of mine. A pretty and delicate flower that adds a dot of colour. And who doesn’t enjoy playing ‘He loves me, he loves me not’?

Bluebells – I am extremely lucky to live near to a bluebell wood. When in full bloom the richly coloured carpet of bluebells is extraordinary.

Dog Rose – I’m not entirely sure why it’s called a dog rose, I think wild rose would be a kinder name. It’s quite different and more delicate than its cultivated cousins but, in my opinion, no less beautiful.

Foxglove – I was brought up on the coast where foxgloves were plentiful and if I had a penny for the number of times my Grandma told me off putting my fingers inside the flowers I’d be quite wealthy now (assuming I’d invested from an early age). Adorned with multiple flowers, frequented by bees and in a brilliant purple they are quietly majestic.

Poppy – It was a long time before I realised poppies came in colours other than red. I favour the orange poppy and have some in my garden, which multiply every year. They are a shock of colour when they appear and their bobbing faces never fail to make me smile.

As well as being pretty wildflowers are also a vital resource for our wildlife and its food chain so if you get the chance to turn a corner of your garden into a wildflower patch then nature will thank you with a beautiful display of visitors.

Thanks so much to Bella for stopping by the blog today and sharing your favourite wildflowers with us. Don't forget to check out the other blogs on the tour for more exclusive content and reviews. 

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