By the horticultural trading shed is a chain-link fence that is partly covered with ivy that attracts plenty of wildlife including butterflies. On Sunday I watched several fluttering around and was finally rewarded when a large white settled long enough for me to take this photo.
The Big Butterfly Count was due to finish this weekend but has been extended until Sunday 7th August. There’s no excuse for any of us not to do it, or to even do it again. BBC – Nature UK: In pictures: UK butterflies (part one) is a great help in aiding identification with terrific photos [Note that parts 2 and 3 are linked from the webpage].
Another blog round-up is long overdue and as a start here are two gardening blogs by members, and friends, on UK Veg Gardeners which is almost a year old and now has a membership of nearly 750.
Caro’s An Urban Veg Patch has been going a couple of years and is all about growing vegetables in a north London community of 1930s flats. I read her posts with particular interest as I also live in a 1930s flat in London but where the back garden is just grass and I often wonder just what could be done with it.
In complete contrast is Elaine’s Ramblings from Rosebank which as she writes is an insight into the day to day working of a contemporary cottage garden in rural Leicestershire. She’s only been blogging a few months but you’d never guess it from her delightful daily posts. Her garden is just how I imagine mine would be if I had one!
Have a good weekend!