Every two or three days I pick sweet peas. I have two varieties, and the one with the thicker stems and more flowers has performed best, lasting well when picked.
They smell gorgeous and look pretty amazing too.
More recently, the honeysuckle has begun to flower and the bumble bees seem to like it.
On a smaller scale, tiny caterpillars are beginning to appear on the swan plants. I put two more plants in as the wee critters look as if they need fattening up. This one looks large enough in the photo, but is only about one centimetre long.
In Alice in Wonderland the Caterpillar asks Alice, “What size do you want to be?”
2 thoughts on “Sweet peas, honeysuckle and caterpillars”
Your sweet peas look wonderful. Honeysuckle is considered to be an invasive weed https://www.doc.govt.nz/globalassets/documents/getting-involved/students-and-teachers/plant-pest-factsheets/japanese-honeysuckle-factsheet.pdf, but I’ve just been reading that in England it provides the nest materials for dormice.
I know it is invasive. I have to keep hacking it back as it climbs the beech tree! One part of it has climbed the dead witch hazel branches which sort of gives the poor witch hazel a second life. The honeysuckle smells lovely, however, and does a good job of covering the fence. I’ll be keeping an eye on it.