I have ivy in the garden – far too much ivy if truth be known! And I usually cut and prune several times a year to keep it under control but this summer, well I have to be honest, I’ve just been too damn lazy to be bothered. But boy am I so pleased I didn’t bother!! I have swarms of butterflies and bees and hovers feeding on the ivy flowers and at this time of year when, they have usually left my dark, small north facing city garden,it is such a wonderful uplifting sight to walk into a shadowy garden but there, on the ivy flowers, high into the sunshine, a mass of red admirals take flight- I have learned a lesson from them this year!
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