Welcoming wildlife


Some of us like to go home on the weekends but not The Guv

His obsession this year has been to replace every foreign plant or tree around our offices with a native (kind of ironic for a Kiwi!)

As sceptical as we all were, and believe me, we were, it's surprising what's happened to the paddock which, apart from his 'lake,' was simply full of brambles and nettles

pond late in day

blue damselfly

Lunch on the deck beside the 'lake' (no bar - yet!)

lunch on the decking

Being buzzed by bees, bedazzled by dragonflies, bemused by bugs and bewitched by butterflies is better than brambles


Don't dare ask 'him' about cornfield patches, unless you have a couple of weeks to spare

cornfielde arly summer

Yes - they look much better than we ever imagined.   (Well, we didn't know what they were 'til they started flowering so we couldn't imagine anything) and yes, they do attract pretty much everything

But, do we really need to know the intimate habits of the cinnabar moth?

same cornfield late summer


We're getting a mixed patch of annuals and perennials next year because...   (I can't honestly remember)   and you mix it with some parasitic plant seed which does nasties to the grass, and that's good...   apparently...   and, as for the phosphates!!!!


I'll remain anonymous - am sure you understand why!

Yours - Anon