Tuesday 30 April 2019

The Rat Heap of Life

So, a very  long time ago at work, we dug out various garden spaces for our wildflower mini-meadows and herb garden.

Rather unattractively, the spoil was piled up and never collected by anyone. Two years later, and the spoil heap from the herb garden is now a thriving little mini-environment, a sort of Galapagos covered in borage, red dead nettle and a small pink flower I can't identify.

Today, various little worker bumblebees were at work on it, feeding mainly from the borage.

Of course, every silver lining has a cloud - cliche alert!!! - and this particularly grey and scurrying one is that rats seem to use it as a home slash thoroughfare and so it will almost certainly be removed.

Interesting to see how it has developed though!


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 30.04.19


  1. That is lovely. Nature is good but not rats. Cannot stand them.

  2. Beautiful photos of enchanting little flowers! Without the rats, the heap would be an attractive feature for a garden.
    Thank you for your comment. The strawberry ice cream metaphor is lovely. :)
    Happy May Day!

  3. Nature finds a way, eh?

  4. It certainly does!

    Thanks all! Glad that a rat heap got some attention