In spite of the coronavirus apocalypse that’s hit Europe and London, life is full of bustle and buzz on the allotment. Went up this weekend and we kept our distance, but the place was eerily empty, with only four people out – and all of us very well spaced out in the open air.
As always, our friendly and wildly territorial robin was there en garde!, plucking-up worms and grubs as he carefully monitors our actions, and inspecting every little stone we may have unturned. He’s got his eyes on us!
Over on the neighbouring plot a butterfly and hoverfly shared space on dandelion bloom. And elsewhere, a little ladybird was on the prowl on the blackberry canes, monitoring for early aphids and other tiny edible bugs.
Life abounds wherever you look!