Hedgerow harvest

Hedgerow harvest

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Some more birds plus some wild orchids.

 More birds going into the sky.
 The fabric ( piece of a wedding dress) is very fragile but then so is the ecosystem. So I am putting in seeding stitches as stay stitches - hence mending the sky.
 These are our swifts that come and nest in our cottage roof each year.
 This is our new pond area. It was hot at the weekend and the best time was sitting under the new parasol pond watching. We have tadpoles and damselflies.

 Yesterday we went on a wildflower walk at Westonbirt Aboretum- common spotted orchid.
 Butterfly orchid,
Twayblade. Really worth going out with experts- so many names to learn and interesting facts.


  1. (((Louise))) your Mending the Sky is such a beauty, love the swifts, such joyful flyers & Wow! that dry stone wall, the paving and the pond are fabulous and those wild orchids are magic!

  2. Yes living in the Cotswolds means lots of beautiful dry stone walls. They harbour slugs and giant snails that eat your precious seedlings but they are lovely walls. Alan is very pleased with this new area and we are putting in new plants which is exciting. The wild flower walk was marvellous to learn lots of new names.

  3. How lucky you are to have swifts nesting in your cottage roof! Lovely flower photos.
    Incidentally, I believe there are bee orchids in the Lowe Mill Estate in the Cotswold Waterparks. I just hope I get time to visit before they’re over.

  4. Thanks I think they have bee orchids at Westonbirt too a little later, hoping they are in flower for the July walk- they are every month. Will also check out the water parks, thanks.