Typical weather has returned to Mid Wales with cooler temperatures, wind, rain, sun and the occasional all-four-seasons-in-one-day kind of weather. Autumn is fast approaching, but the garden is nevertheless in full bloom. The ground is still dry and the water levels are still low though due to a summer of drought conditions.
I love watching the bees and the butterflies in the garden. The yellow flowers seem to be their favourite this year. I’ve also noticed the bees cuddling up in the petals of the dahlias at dusk and on early mornings, even in the rain.
The bees can get quite territorial about the dahlias. A butterfly will settle on a dahlia only for a bee or two to come along and buzz about it until it moves. The butterfly will then move to another flower only for the same thing to happen. I once saw one butterfly fight back and sit on top of the bee on the flower!
The hedgehogs are still visiting at night, and we have a new daytime visitor – an inquisitive, young black & white cat. He’s been visiting the garden for a week now.
I wonder what October will bring.