About This Project

When we moved into our house one year ago I knew I wanted to grow the sad grey back yard… but I also wanted to celebrate it’s weeds and the beautiful insects they attracted.

I spotted campanula growing out of every crack, complimenting the bright purple paint at the front of the house. This would be a feast for the bees once it got going!

In the back yard there was all sorts, including ragwort which was covered in striking yellow and black stripey caterpillars who were feasting on its stems and leaves. I decided to keep a ‘wild corner’ by the tap where weeds and wildlife would thrive. In my eyes it was brilliant but the weeds were unfortunately brutally chopped back by a well-meaning plasterer!

By Rachael

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