midsummer colour…

It has been wet this summer and the insects not as plentiful as usual so it was a delight to see this yesterday!

Yarrows in the hedgerows, the field and the bottom of the garden

The honey scent of lady’s bedstraw which appeared as if overnight in the garden. The second year of not mowing and encouraging beautiful signs of regeneration.

This – the excitement of walking down to the apple trees and under the copper beech discovering this – common spotted orchid. There are pyramid orchids in the meadows around us and more of these. It feels so hopeful.