After the rain.

The council weed killers were out last week spraying down the walls and pavements to get rid of the weeds.
Most unfortunately, it poured down right after and washed most of it away judging by the explosion of colour between the cracks and the gutters.

The smallest little flowers, easily ignored by big feet but loved by little bees and insects. I never really noticed myself until I was drawing on the pavements last year during lockdown. They grew through discarded masks and broken bottles.

Last year, because of the pandemic, we had less spraying and as a result, the most beautiful wildflowers grew on the pavements and the gaps between the old walls.

Beats all the grey any day.

Posted on May 9, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I agree. I have given over my “ flower bed” in front of porch to wildflowers. Every other house in our small strip has groomed beds of annuals and perennials. I usually have lots more color for a longer period of time and a whole lot less labor!

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    • I’ve done the same as you and have devoted a raised bed to do it’s thing. Currently have beautiful yellow poppies in flower bringing with it all the insects.


  2. I wonder if local counsillors would be supportive of not spraying wild flowers out of existence. The spray is toxic anyway.

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