I'm so pleased that I didn't pull up the poppies that seeded themselves into the veg garden, even though I can no longer use the washing line. The bees love them and so do I.
The delphiniums are still going strong. They and the foxgloves buzz with insect life.
My little grandson is fascinated by insects. He has a container with a magnified lid so that he can catch an insect and look at it in detail. I photographed the bees in my delphiniums so that I could make a picture for his bedroom wall.
Ikea have frames with a deep inset that enable you to create a more three dimensional image so I made him a collage with some fluttering butterflies. I painted two of his soft toys, Liberty bear and fox for company then tried out various flower options.
I gave him his own pair of wings and a flight in an aeroplane.
Mom and Dad hung the collage above his cot.
There are lots of insects in the picture for him to spot.
It was fun to make.