Uses for Nettles

How often have you spotted nettles growing happily in your garden? Once again you find yourself grabbing them by the stems with gloved fingers, giving them a damn good throttling. STOP! They're not so bad! Read on..... Now I realise how invasive nettles are, but if you can spare a patch for them in your garden they can be used to … Continue reading Uses for Nettles

Sprouts, Caterpillars and Butterflies

Some of the sprouts are ready for picking now, the rest will be ready in a few weeks time and later sowings should be ready just in time for Christmas dinner. The sprouts are looking very healthy indeed, the same cannot be said for the tops. Cabbage White butterflies were very busy in the summer with … Continue reading Sprouts, Caterpillars and Butterflies

Gates and Caterpillars

Caterpillars sometimes choose the most unusual places to pupate, this little fella is preparing to overwinter as a pupa on one of our gates. It is the caterpillar of the Grey Dagger moth, a vibrant coloured caterpillar with the striking hump just before the head. Due to the angle of the gate, this is the best viewpoint of which to … Continue reading Gates and Caterpillars