Yesterday I ate some runner beans and French climbing beans as seen above, and enjoyed the first blackberries which were big, juicy and just slighty tart.
There’s been plenty of wildlife about this week. On the plot I saw several brown butterflies* , and a sparrow, on the blackberry bush and raspberries. This was one of them although I’m not sure if it’s a small butterfly or a day moth
I saw a dragonfly flitter across the plot, which was a first for me! I was surprised at how large it was and wonderful it looked with it’s gossamer wings and bright body. On Thursday morning a heron was overhead lazily flapping it’s way across the site.
It finally rained on Thursday afternoon with several heavy, and prolonged, showers which were certainly needed. Guess who’d watered all round the plot that very morning!
[* Butterfly Conservation are doing a Big Butterfly Count all this week through to next Sunday.]