The answer to this question is that, to both my delight and astonishment, the small patch of ground we sowed with seeds back in March just before lockdown has grown really well! After having the driest and sunniest spring on record for many years, I had my doubts whether our first attempt to grow flowers to attract more wildlife to a patch of our garden would succeed. Well, how wrong was I – I should have kept the faith!
We did try to keep the area fairly well watered and, as I have been on furlough, I have been able to keep an eye on day to day developments. The first flowers to appear were yellow and I think I have identified these correctly as wild cabbage. They have been a huge attraction to masses of hoverflies.