The leaves on the nipplewort are fading and browning now, but the flowers are at their best.
They are much visited by Meligethes pollen beetles.
Following the success of the very small Square Metre and Windowbox nature reserves I have given the area in front of the hedge outside our kitchen window the RNR (Roper Nature Reserve) designation. It is about 2 x 1 metres in extent and comprises just about all I can see through the window. I have been looking at it for years without paying much attention and suddenly it has become exciting. Initially rather barren and unimpressive, I forsee a great increase in biodiversity.