An early summer Nature Happenings round up!
I love this and that lovely feeling of leaning into being overwhelmed, knowing that it will pass and the days will shorten and the lush rich new growth will fall away, but this year that seems to have gone on and on. The weather is shocking but the gardens and lanes are a treat.
Great read. The groundsman who tends the gardens around the flats where we live has moved to coming every two weeks instead of weekly. Whilst this might not be great for his earnings it has been wonderful for the bees and other polinating insects as the 'lawns' have burst into flower with Selfheal, Birds Foot Trefoil, Clover, Daisies and many more wild flowers thriving due to less frequent mowing. However, it's a sad day when he does mow 😕 but they do recover - resilient little buggers!
This is lovely. We're in our first Summer in rural France and 'overwhelming' is a good word for it. We've planted in the potager but nature gets a vote and things - many of which we don't recognise - pop up everywhere. We have our first sunflower which is exciting for us as we gathered the seeds last year when we were house-hunting in France. It connects us to our intention to slow down and allow the seasons to guide us. So, yes please to a seed special! JoJo and Barrie
Lovely read Emma and informative too👍 I might try the St John’s wort if I can find any! 💚
Yes please to a seed head post! I loved reading this. It's so much easier for my brain to absorb just one or two flower identities at a time 😅
I’d love to read a seed head post! Especially what to do with the seeds from a metre long spike of foxglove 😃