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Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Back in action soon.....and some garden notes
A combination of tiredness, work and a broken-down car has resulted in no moth trapping activity since last week. The car is now repaired (but needs replacement) and I hope to resume trapping, weather-permitting very soon. There are lots of small tortoiseshells and silver y`s flying around the garden this afternoon, taking advantage of various Aster, Rudbeckia, Mentha, Solidago and, perhaps especially, Eupatorium. With the latter genus, I have self-sown wild hemp agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum and the North American `Joe-Pye weed` E.purpureum (which does n`t seed itself). Both are excellent for insects and are full of bees and butterflies. The North American plant is a darker, richer purple plant than the pale purple British native, but I like both. Photographs of both are shown below.