At #Butterfly Conservation Members’ Day yesterday. Good fun, lovely peeps.
#medlar sticky toffee pudding ahoy! Bletted, good to go...
Hopefully! #wildlifegardening #hedge #gardening #wildlife
Latest ad - what do you reckon? 🍏🍎❤️
Autumn crocus Colchicum autumnale in our forest garden. What a stunning UK #wildflower!
#hedge #wildlife #foraging #biodiversity
Unexpected meeting with a fabulous quince tree on the River Brue this morning.
Late Greater knapweed. Blackdown Hills.
Lovely lunch as usual at the #Ethicurean . And the walled garden stunning - as usual. Amazing fruit and veg, many of my fave heritage varieties.
#beech autumn colours
Boom ! #Aster novae-Angliae ‘Andenken An Alma Potschke’ and friend. Fab plant for late nectar. #carderbee 🦋🐝🌸👍🏻
Come on now - it’s not that bad! Love #medlars
Our Liquid Amber. It has been a long hot summer.
Last two #meadow seeding projects of the season today. 3 acres on two lovely new builds. #lovemyjob. 🦋🐝🐛🐥🦔🌱
Country driving problems No.34: partridge. Rather slowing down site visits in the truck today.
Now that’s what I call an urn⚱️
Nice meadow project we seeded this spring still flowering yesterday... 10 acres, thin topsoil on limestone, industrial site. Cornfield annual nurse, local provenance direct harvest #meadow #seed. #wildflowers
Thought it was about time we sold some honeysuckle - Shakespeare’s luscious woodbine. Here’s the photo we’re using - what a beauty! Great native shrub for 🦋🐛🐝🐥etc... Elephant hawk #moth #Hedge plants
Don’t cut your perennials back yet! This Small Copper loves Geranium ‘Roxanne’... follow the link in our bio for the blog ! #wildlifegardening #gardens
This is SO exciting! Spotted this chap in the Habitat Aid garden on my lunch break. It looks like a honeybee BUT it’s actually Colletes hederae, the Ivy bee. Only recorded at all in the UK in 2001. What a beauty! Plant and they will come! ❤️❤️❤️😀