The pollinator border we have been planting in the garden has been taking quite a lot of water at the moment, and as it has been dry recently, with no proper rain for weeks, our water butt had run dry and we’ve has to resort to tap water to fill the watering can. Yesterday’s storm not only gave me the chance to dance in a downpour, it also filled the water butt to the rim. Which gave us an idea, if one water butt is good, then surely, two water butts are better? So, off to the garden centre we went and in no time at all had a second water butt in place and connected to the first. I’m hoping for some more rain now!
Spending time in the garden today, I also noticed a really beautiful beetle. Looking this up, it turned out to be a Rosemary beetle, labelled everywhere as a garden pest. I haven’t noticed any damage on our rosemary or lavender, but as they provide food for the bees, I didn’t want to see them decimated, so removed all the beetles by hand and popped them in the compost bin. I didn’t have the heart to squish them.
Today I also did some wild art, making a needle felted hedgehog. I love needle felting, I find it very relaxing. Here’s my newest creation: