At the base of the fence along the edge of this patch are all manner of beautiful plants:
|The "Bluebell" comes in white as well|
|A trefoil of some sort - is it a type of Clover?|
|I'm not sure what this is - looks a bit like a Cranesbill|
|Stinging Nettle, flowering Dead-Nettle, Grass|
If you look close enough, there's lots of wildlife too...
|Ladybird - looks like a native 7-Spot|
It's not a garden in the normal sense of the word, but I think you'll agree that the difference between a wild garden like this and a more "normal" cultivated garden is not actually that great. Having a communal area of undeveloped land in the midst of an urban area is a real treat, both for us humans and for the smaller forms of wildlife that inhabit these relatively undisturbed little havens.
The patch of land I have written about has one special connection for me: one of the trees out there was originally in our garden when we moved in, in 1991. It is a Scots Pine, which although currently still quite small will eventually grow into an enormous tree. We didn't think it appropriate to have such a monster-in-waiting in our tiny garden, and asked for permission to remove it (and a sibling which has since died). Fortunately the Council agreed , and the saplings were re-located, to be replaced by us with the Bronze Maple and the Prunus Autumnalis trees that I have often mentioned. As the years go by I watch that re-located tree getting steadily bigger and think to myself: smart move! I'm glad it's now part of the communal "amenities".
There is more info about 7-spot Ladybirds here:-