4th November was the tenth anniversary of this window box wildlife project. Generally speaking the box seems to have settled into a fairly stable state with many of the plants happily co-habiting. And still there is no sign of falling fertility.
The picture above shows the top of the sallow log with its remarkable plant assemblage: various mosses, rushes (Juncus sp.), willowherb (Epilobium sp.), hairy tare, white clover, birch, hazel and yew. I thought the latter had died, but it perked up in summer and produced some brownish new leaves (between the two clumps of rush). Just off to the right is a leaf of ragwort. There are several small plants of this, all relatively recent arrivals.