But not the animals, this is a wild flower called Fox and Cubs which was growing in what the council like to think of as a wildflower area (in reality it was just some long grass they hadn’t cut).
On my allotment, I’m allowed to use up to 25% of the space for flowering plants. I’ve not got anywhere near that much space devoted to non-edible flowers, but I do have a small flower section to entice the pollinating insects.
As well as the lavender plants, there’s a fennel and some mint growing near the compost bin – mainly to give a fresher aroma when you lift the lid from the bin! Two years ago, I sowed some wild flower seeds in amongst the other flowers, and this year I’ve ended up with a fantastic meadow-like look to my floral area.
Despite the heat on the day I took these photos, there were plenty of flies, bees and butterflies about, all gathering up nectar from the plants.
The lavender plants have quite woody stems, but with the way everything else has grown around them, you wouldn’t know they were woody.
I think this was possibly a plant I put in a few years ago but this year it really seems to have taken off and grown like crazy!
I thought I’d finish off #30dayswild with a little challenge for you – what do you see when you look at the photo below?
I reckon some of you said you saw the hill, some maybe noticed the white cottage in the distance, and some others might have spotted the bee on the flower…. but did you spot all the different wild flowers?
That picture’s probably a bit small, so here’s a larger cropped version of it:
(click *continue reading* to continue, in case you don’t want to see what I managed to spot before having a go yourself)