The very hungry caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar

Found outside Pottery Cottage – a HUGE Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar. I hope we rediscover it as a beautiful moth!

Thanks to our mini wild flower meadow we have loads of butterflies and bees in the garden. Lots of fresh fruit and veg too. Hard to believe it was a building site just over a year ago!

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Garden in bloom

Garden in bloom

It’s lovely to see the garden springing into bloom. For 18 months it was a building site with piles of rubble, junk, wood and stone on a sea of mud, so it is very cheering to see it busting with colour. Raspberry and blackberry bushes went in today, so we look forward to a bumper crop of fruit from them along with the apples, cherries, figs and blueberries, and there’s a spot in the corner for a small plum tree. Fruit from the garden will be included in the breakfast basket!