Kingfisher clear up…

A couple of us did a very quick tidy up at the Kingfisher beds on Sunday morning – but there’s more to be done! The edible bed (the one closest to the Kingfisher entrance) is looking very healthy – in fact, we may have to do some cutting back soon before we are over-run with lavender, rosemary and sage. If you are passing, please feel free to dead-head the marigold flowers to encourage more blooms, as we could do with a bit more orange in the mix!


The bees, butterflies, ladybirds and moths kept us company as we worked.


This looks like a Mint Moth.


This, however, looks as if it might be a Harlequin ladybird (above) – an invasive ladybird which is not good news for our native ladybirds.


The wildflower bed is slightly over-run with various grasses, but there is colour to be had there as well – it needs a little bit of a sort out. Watch this space!

4 thoughts on “Kingfisher clear up…

  1. Hi, the ‘edible’ garden near the front doors of the Kingfisher is absolutely there to be used! Feel free to help yourself – carefully snip/pinch off what you need (rather than pulling, in case the plant gets dislodged from the ground), and just give the leaves a quick wash before use. Hope you find something useful there!


  2. I read many years ago that the herbs could be picked from the herb garden near the Kingfisher if you needed a few leaves, is this still the case please?


  3. Hello, it looks really good & the photos looked professional to. I’m helping down the Quay on Thursday 2nd June but I’m sorry I forgot the time we’re expected please.


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