Still no sign of Mr. P, we haven’t heard him or seen him for months now, maybe he has gone to the big field in the sky. Whatever the reason, the snakeshead fritillaries are flowering nicely in the woodland, without any bites being taken out of them, thank goodness!
I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
I’m very happy and content and will now look forward to spreading the seed even further. The bees were very busy visiting all the flowers last time I was in the woodland, so I’m hoping for a good crop of seed to sprinkle about. Seed sprinkled a few years ago on the other side of the woodland path has now produced flowering plants, so the area is expanding.
So far there is no sign of the dreaded red lily beetle which unfortunately like fritillaries as much as lilies, in previous years any that are found are quickly despatched! Searching for the lily beetles gives me an excuse to be with the fritillaries every day, as if I needed an excuse!