This morning we had breakfast in the garden, where I spotted this little creature, a vine weevil, bad for plants as their larvae eat the roots, but still welcome in our garden. They’re funky looking critters.
At the front of the depot where I work, the first thing you see as you drive in are planters full of sad looking weeds. Mostly thistles, the odd dandelion, some hawkbit and various grasses. Unloved, uncared for and a little depressing. I wanted that to change.
When I finished work this evening instead of heading home I put my gardening gloves on and got stuck in to a spot of guerilla gardening. I had slightly underestimated the size of the planters and quickly realised that I only had enough plants for two planters. I cleared the weeds, dug holes, added a little compost to them and planted salvia and lavender in two of the planters.
The salvias are nearly in flower, and should attract bees and other pollinators, and provide a splash of colour on the way in. I hope other staff enjoy them too, I had some positive messages from people leaving as I got on with the gardening.
I’ll bring some more plants in soon to add more pollinator friendly colour to the other two planters and encourage more wild at work.