If you are wondering what a wildflower meadow looks like – here is one we made earlier…
This is at Berrybanks, and Linda and myself spent a couple of hours puling up nettles. This area was dense scrubby habitat a few years ago and we cleared a lot of the scrub and put down a wildflower seed mix. It is now open and full of all sorts of wildflowers and grasses.
This has brought in loads of insects and birds.
The only butterflies seen was a couple of speckled woods. The rest of them were probably waiting for the sun to come up over the tree shade.
The wild strawberry is playing host to a good number of dragonflies. Plenty of blue ones and a black one. Too quick for my phone camera though.
The drain is working again but there is something blocking it. It seems to be something plastic but a poor choice of footwear stopped me getting down to have a better look.
And lastly a little video clip to bring it all to life.
Already looking forward to next week.