Thursday, 26 July 2012

butterfly garden

Unfortunately not in the numbers of last summer - but at least we have had some in the garden this week.



Small tortoiseshell
keeping fingers crossed for more in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My garden is now a buzzin'

But what are they?
Okay I know they are bees and hoverflies but that is as far as it goes.

I am going to have to make time to try and identify these. Any help would be great appreciated!!!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

throwing up more questions than answers

Every time I go out into my garden I notice things that weren't there before, and more often or not I don't seem to have any idea what they are.
so today's question is 'what is this'?

I originally thought it was some sort of mould  - as it has been so wet , but then on closer examination I discovered it is actually made up of round balls which made me think that it could be eggs! can someone please tell me what this is apart from ugly and slightly worrying as it is on, what has been, a very attractive pink flowering alpine plant!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

this rain is getting a little bit worrying

The common is naturally wet - but I haven't seen it this wet for a few years - and apparently more rain is to come. These photos were taken from my house, you can see the flood waters edge.