The importance of being slightly untidy in parts of the garden was highlighted today. Wildlife programmes such as Springwatch are constantly telling us that a small area of the garden set aside for wildlife is very important no matter how small. There is an area within a wildflower meadow that i recently didn't cut with the strimmer as there was a nice patch of Teasel and i like to leave it for the Goldfinches in the Winter as they love the seed. I went for a quick look today at it and it was absolutely stunning, full of bees and butterflies, mainly Peacock butterflies which seen to be having a good year. I took loads of photos, some of which are below.