8th September: Garden pride!

While having my morning cup of tea it struck me that me “garden” – mainly the planters on the jetty staging – was looking good, so I took some photos. In my actual back garden the Sea Holly has collapsed in it’s usual way, as has the self seeded upstart near my path. When the flowers are new the plant is visited by a huge number of pollinating insects.

This year I have been weeding even less than I usually do with the idea that the insects need all the help that they can get… and I never thought I’d have to say that. As a child in Kent I can remember the garden being full of butterflies, several on each flowering plant and of various varieties. Where are they now? It’s sad.