I'd dug up some night-scented stock and evening primroses when we moved from our old house. They're both loved by insects and are especially good for the evening flying insects, which in turn are food for the bats. They're also both extra special, as the night-scented stock always has orange tip caterpillars feeding on the seed pods and the evening primrose seeds are a favourite of the goldfinches.
|Night-scented stock - it's flowered already this year, but hopefully we'll |
find some orange tip caterpillars feeding on the seed pods.
The wildlife garden is in the back of a large flower bed and was a wasted space, full of ground elder. We dug a pond last week, so today's job was to dig up more of the ground elder and plant all of our plants. The ground elder is a bit of a nightmare, but I dug up as much as I could, but tried to leave the clover, buttercups and creeping Jenny that was already there as much as possible.
|Before the pond was dug|