No dig gardening

Away from the allotment which, by the way, one of my lovely allotment neighbours has neatened up by mowing the paths down the sides in time for the annual “tidiness” inspection on Saturday, I have 2 board enclosed, west facing vegetable beds measuring¬† 8 x 4 feet in the back garden at home. We made … More No dig gardening

on the wing

I was thrilled to see this beautiful male Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus) flying in the garden last week.¬† It is seen here resting on a Juniper tree, and looks to be a freshly emerged specimen. It is a male-the females have a wider black margin to the wings. The Holly blue is the earliest of … More on the wing