Wednesday, 6 May 2009

More weeds and new neighbours

A couple more weeds from the garden. The first one is the bane of my life, it is everywhere, I dig it out as fast as I can but if you leave a trace of it in the ground it is back.

Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)

I leave the the cow parsley to do it's own thing in some parts of the garden. It's umbels have such lace like delicacy and attract beneficial insects such as hoverflies to the garden. You do have to be careful as it is very invasive if you don't control it a bit.

Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris)

We have some new neighbours in the field at the bottom of the garden, the sheep have moved out and the cows have moved in. This little calf is only a couple of weeks (if that) old. One of the local farmers puts them on the field over the summer. It is great as it keeps the grass cropped short which in turn is good for the Barn owls (not good for voles).

We are off out tonight to a concert at Peterborough Cathedral in aid of the Great Fen Project which should be good, I will give a critical report on my next update.