New Zealand Spinach
I snapped this butterfly sitting on my Lazy Housewife beans a couple of days ago. I looked it up on a website of British Butterflies, and have come to the conclusion that it might be a Comma. The wing shape is a little different, but maybe it has just flown in from Africa and is a bit ragged! I've taken my first crop of New Zealand Spinach this week too. It is a succulent plant with fleshy leaves, and the texture when cooked is reflective of this. Quite a pleasant flavour but I don't know if it tastes like spinach or not.