Category Archives: Plants

Signs of spring?

We’ve had a few days of warm weather and the garden is bursting in to life. One of my favourite sights at this time of year are crocuses. I love the fact that these early flowers give a splash of … Continue reading

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Another new butterfly in the garden

Whilst clearing up some of the vegetable beds this afternoon I noticed a butterfly species new to the garden. I saw a single Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) feeding on the flowers of the Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica) growing in the … Continue reading

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D,E,F – Damselfly, Eft and flowers

Whilst working on stage 2 of the testudarium today I had plenty of ime to look out for interesting things in the garden. The first things I spotted was the first damselfly of the year. This is a Large Red … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy…. if you want some really attractive early flowers that is. We’ve got both pink and white Honesty (Lunaria annua) growing and flowering in the wildflower meadow as this photograph just about shows: We’ve also got … Continue reading

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First flowers of 2009

The weather was quite nice today and there was even a bit of blue sky. I thought I’d take the opportunity to replace the supports for the raspberry canes. I bought some met-posts and put some 50mm square posts into … Continue reading

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