I’m really chuffed about how well my cheap packet of wildflower seeds did this year. I wasn’t very hopeful that they would do anything, how wrong I was! 🙂
The wild flowers have brought a big boost of life on our plot. It’s been great being on bug watch, I spy… ladybirds, bumble bees, honey bees, to name a few. I’ve loved the butterflies too but not the very hungry caterpillars that have eaten my cabbages! (but I do love them as well, even though they are little pests!)
I can’t dislike any little bugs really… apart from slugs! Yuck! Snails I think are really cute, with their little houses on their backs, but I know they’re little monsters too! They like a nice munch of my flowers! I can’t be mean to them though 🙂
Last night, I went down to the lottie for a spot of weeding and just to have some time to myself. I sat in front of the brassica patch listening to it buzz!
The bees were busy inspecting every nasturtium flower. Such a small patch but so incredibly full of life (including the camouflage caterpillars – which I looked for but couldn’t find! So much for companion planting) I could have sat there for hours, it was so peaceful and serene.
A very hungry caterpillar… yum yum yum
This is what having the allotment is all about. Enjoying the food we grow, and watching all the life that it brings.
Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx