The plant of smooth hawksbeard, Crepis capillaris, growing rather uncomfortably on the small rock in the window box produced several flowers earlier this month.
Within a couple of weeks they had run to seed and the 'parachutes' had already departed from one.
As is often the case, when looking through the pictures I noticed a rather fine caterpillar on the plant (see below, lower right).
I went out with a torch to see if I could find it but it had gone. I found a fine green lacewing though - more of that in a future post.