Looking back through my photos today I was reminded that I spent a lot of time watching the insect activity around a topiary Holly bush that I have been training for many years. I didn't take as many photos as I had thought but I do remember stopping regularly on my way to the studio, attracted by the buzzing noises.
Back in May, close investigation revealed an infestation of Blackfly and various insects were converging to feed on the sweet sugar excretions as well as the aphids.
I recently had a conversation with a fellow artist, Catherine Greenwood, about Artist Residencies and she mentioned that she once had a residency in an edible hedge.
I feel I a bit like I've just had a residency in my Raspberry patch - now I get it Catherine!
If I had known then what I know now
I would have started this diary years ago
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