Monday, 4 May 2015
Last year I was given some wildflower seed balls which I planted in pots. Although a lot of plants came up only the forget-me-nots flowered. I've left the pots to see what happens this year and already Red Campion (Silene dioica) is starting to flower.
The campion in pots is well ahead of the campion in the wildflower meadow where only the leaves are showing among Cowslips (Primula veris)
Another Emperor Moth has emerged from its cocoon this afternoon and this one seems perfectly formed and can fly which is a relief after the first one emerged with crumpled wings that never expanded. Hopefully, a photo soon - have taken a couple but they are pretty poor so will try again tomorrow before I take it to be released at a site locally where there is a resident colony.