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!
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