I get nearly as much pleasure out of seeing the various wildlife on the plot as I do growing flowers, soft fruit and vegetables.
I set out to make the plot wildlife friendly and feel that I have succeeded when I look back at what I’ve done. That includes a wild patch, with a logpile and a small pond, and lots of flowers like this cosmosthat attract bees and butterflies.
Considering how little time I’m actually there each week I feel that I’ve been lucky to see such things as a fox drinking from one of the ponds, a young frog on the pond edge, a parakeet chomping on a sunflower and a painted lady butterfly resting on the grass.
However it is the robins that, not surprisingly, put a smile on my face as this one did yesterdayand it’s little wonder that they are among everyone’s wildlife favourites.