or so I’ve seen two less common birds on neighbouring plots. One was a Moorhen which had strayed onto the site from the adjacent Newton Farm Ecology Park pond where they live. The other was a Mistle thrush which I’ve seen a couple of times.
On the plot I’ve seen a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on the blue lavender, whilst on the blackberry bush was a Comma.
Among the familiar blue and white love-in-a-mist (Nigella damescena) flowers I spotted this pink-rose one. I rarely see any mention, or see pictures, of this colour. Both pink and rose are listed as colours for the popular variety Persian Jewels Mixed, and is available as other varieties including the interesting looking Chiltern Seeds best seller Mulberry Rose.
A couple more of the cool creamy-white California poppies (Eschscholzia californica) have appeared among the bright orange and yellow ones. I really like these so will be growing more next year.
Have a good weekend!
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