Yesterday was the start of Save Our Butterflies Week which continues through to next Sunday, 27th May. I’ve seen very few so far this year, just one or two whites on the occasional sunny day. The forecast is for some sunny and warm days next week so perhaps I’ll get to see a Painted Lady like this one from three years ago.
It’s one of only a handful of good butterfly photos that I’ve taken in as many years. Needless to say I’d like to both see, and photograph, more as they have to be the most delightful wildlife that visit our gardens.
Whilst most of us are happy to see dandelions on roadside grass verges it’s a different matter in the garden where we tend to view them as pernicious weeds. I leave any on the grass paths to flower but try to dead-head them before it’s too late. I think the seed-heads have a wonderful out-of -this-world look to them.
As you can see from this interesting post that Lucy did last Tuesday she likes dandelions.
The plot hawthorn appears to be a non-blossoming variety as there’s no sign of any yet again this year. Never mind as I’m happy to have it as a feature on the plot, and it’s a good habitat for lots of wildlife.
The plum tree looked good during March and April when it was covered in blossom.
Happy gardening, and have a good week!
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