From this perspective the butterfly looks like a huge, furry monster. It is welcome of course, no matter from which angle.
wildlife, pests and birdfood basically
Suddenly you run into them: Invisible nets, flexible barriers. After so many spidery threads end up in my face I change the way I move: Gesturing with my hands in front of me when I pass between plants.
People might say that Cotoneaster frigidus is not a very desireable plant. But it is a true bee-magnet. Just listen to that noise, the whole shrub is alive and buzzing. I should add sound to this post …
And the visiting flock of redwings will be very pleased with those bees and their diligent pollinating, when they come in December to gorge on the berries.
This is a thousand times better than bird feeders! It tops up itself and you never have to clean it. Perfect.
I was checking some potted plants and there they were: Glistening beautifully in the sun. I know, they will munch my dahlia seedlings quicker than one can blink when they’ve hatched. But aren’t these slug eggs beautiful?
Well, they’ve been fed to the birds now. And yes, I do need to pot up that plant…