Buddleia are in full, heavy, nectar perfumed bloom all over the gardens at Bealtaine Cottage.
This is one just opposite the front door.
The purple coloured blossoms droop expectantly, waiting for the seasonal Butterflies, but there are none…
What has happened is the fault of humankind, weather, pesticides, corporate greed and ecocide happening all around me.
If the Butterflies had to rely on the Bealtaine gardens alone, then the world is mad.
I fear, in this area, they do.
Flowers like these Perlagoniums hold nothing for Bees or Butterflies.
Colourful they are and I love the vibrancy and traditional look of them, but they are just that, traditional ornaments.
There are no others like this at Bealtaine Cottage.
Yet, parks are filled with these plants and others that are of no value to the natural world around us.
Gardens the same…
There is only one neighbour who tends a garden.
Only really one other garden in bloom with plants so loved by Bees and Butterflies.
The pathways in between are now cut as the silage machines level the meadows of meadowseet and buttercup and all the wild flowers much beloved of the humble Butterfly, whose days in the sun were always few and now, it appears, none.
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