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Petrol leaking from the mower?
Just a different attitude to plants and garden style Pete
It's good to see. The whites are lovely. Just the cabbage growers don't like them.
I'm not a cabbage grower
I'm still lacking blues
But more skippers that ever before
Hi Topbird. Good to meet you. Beth Chatto was suggested
On the good side I have peacock and small tortoiseshell caterpillars on my nettles in numbers I haven't seen for years. Hundreds. If the birds don't eat a few they'll run out of nettles.
Maybe we shouldn't worry too much Edd.
As long as the meadow browns and the gatekeepers can tell the difference
Gate keepers and meadow browns can look quite similar and vary in their orange/brown but gatekeepers have twin white eyes and meadow brown just the one. If you can get close enough to see.