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Tag Archives: bees
Butterflies flutter by.
At the risk of boring you, the butterflies only flutter by after they have had a pit stop at the nectar bar in the front garden. The nectar bar I’m referring to is Eupatorium purpureum atropurpureum given to me by … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bees, butterflies, Eupatorium atropurpureum, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Red Admiral, Tortoiseshell 26 Comments
Where has August gone.
The month of August seems to have flown by with not much gardening getting done, due to the heat. The small amount of rain that we have had, has made no difference at all to the overall look of the … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged agapanthus, Asters, bee and butterfly plants, bees, buddleia, butterflies, crocosmia, eupatorium, Evening primrose, kniphofia, Lilies, Penstemon, Rudbeckia, summer flowers, verbena bonariensis 28 Comments
Inundated with visitors.
Suddenly yesterday (Saturday) we were inundated with visitors, these visitors are not requiring any beds to be made up or cooking to be done, just as well as there are so many of them! When we had the heat wave … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bees, butterflies, Comma, Gatekeeper, Peacock, Red Admiral, silver washed fritillary, tortoise shell 16 Comments
Was 2012 a Washout ?
Not really ! I started preparing this post by looking through all my photos for this year and re-reading some of my posts. There seem to be so many photos of plants looking absolutely sodden and covered with raindrops, so … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged autumn tints, bees, butterflies, cowslips, drifts, foliage, fritillaries, meconopsis, primulas, rain, snowdrops 22 Comments
Bee and Butterfly Fest.
What a difference a few days of non-stop sunshine makes, summer has arrived at last and the bees and butterflies are making up for lost time. Certain areas of the garden are buzzing and flitting, movement everywhere, its fantastic.
Posted in News Tagged bees, butterflies, Eupatorium purpureum, late flowering plants, nectar rich plants 16 Comments
Our visitors have arrived!
All summer I have been waiting for our visitors to arrive, but with all the rain and cold wind that we have been having, there was no chance, until a few days ago. That morning started off very misty and … Continue reading
Posted in News Tagged bees, butterflies, Comma, Crickets, dragonflies, Gatekeeper, Jersey Tiger Moth, Painted Lady, Peacock, Red Admiral, Tortoiseshell 16 Comments
Has Spring arrived ?
It is wonderful to be able to work in the woodland with no overcoat. The sun is so hot, it is almost T shirt weather – well maybe not just yet!!
Posted in News Tagged bees, cardamine pratensis, Crocus, frogspawn, grapehyacinth, Hellebore, iris, Ladybird, narcissus, pulmonaria, snowdrop Comments Off on Has Spring arrived ?
All the Workers
One thing that has occured to me while I have been taking so many photos of the garden, is that I have an army of helpers out there with 2,4,6 or 8 legs, and without them the garden wouldn’t look … Continue reading
While walking round the garden on sunny days, the flower beds are alive with bees and butterflies, adding their colour and movement to the flowers swaying backwards and forwards in the breeze.
Posted in News Tagged bees, butterflies, hoverflies Comments Off on Flying Colours