Today, 11th June 2019, was quite an eventful one at Emthree (an alternative name for the Square Metre) as my little garden bench fell over backwards and deposited me in Brambly Hedge. On the wildlife side the small wild rose that grows on the edge of Troy Track has opened its first flower (see photo below), but I shall have to wait until it is a hip to attempt to put a name to it. The rose that grows immediately behind it is a different species resembling a field rose (Rosa arvensis) but there is no purple staining on the stems (one of the characteristics of this species). Towards the back of M3 there is the now quite large small-flowered sweet-briar (Rosa micrantha) which has flowered in the past but not this year. It grows high up in the ash tree which has died of, I assume, ash die back disease. I do, however, have two younger ash plants in The Waste that look perfectly healthy.
A month or so ago I made a small pool out of a wide-necked, glass jar that had contained Polish pig's head terrine. So far it has attracted some small black mites, a very lively meniscus-walking springtail and a mosquito that stood with legs spread on the water surface. It reminded me of Yeats's poem Long-legged fly: