Tag Archives: wildlife

Bee hunter

The Regale lilies are always popular with honey bees as the big scented flowers produce copious nectar and pollen.  This bee wasn’t being busy, and on closer inspection it was clearly dead, a dry husk of a bee.  Just visible … Continue reading

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hungry teasels

Teasels are getting ready to flower, the soft, green buds are getting larger everyday. A shower of rain has filled the cups formed by the leaf bases. Already collecting is a fine collection of teasel-cup crud, and now small insects … Continue reading

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Parsnips

Parsnips, grown from a few shrivelled old roots stuck in the ground at winter’s end, are flowering.  The flat heads of luminous yellow/green flowers are opening, to delight hungry hover flies.  Our gardener is liking them too, he’ll be chucking … Continue reading

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Looking Rosy

The first flush of the garden roses is well underway.  They can prove irresistible.  Last year there was a successful prosecution of a rose thief, arrested in the early hours of the morning climbing over the railings with a bucket … Continue reading

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everyone wants to know what this is…

  Abutilon x suntense always attracts attention, adding early summer glamour beneath the wild pear tree. Eager-snouted visitors will draw the flowers up to sniff them, probably expecting to inhale a rich perfume but despite the flower’s promise, there is none … Continue reading

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