Each year there is usually at least one white plant with the rest being what I consider the standard pink colour. Some of them are taller than me! The tallest are a bit over six feet in height.
The lupins are doing really well this year. I grew them from seed three years ago and each year they have produced more and more flowers.
The weigela flowers are beginning to fade but the senecio has just started flowering, the bush is full of buds and a couple out in flower.
This week has been exciting for bird sightings, I have had my first sightings of a young great spotted woodpecker, young robin and a young greenfinch.
|Lupins © 2013 Natasha Forder|
|Birds||Wildlife and Insects||Flowers|
|Blackbird – male, female, juvenile||Grey squirrels, lots of!||Lupin|
|Great spotted woodpecker - male, female, juvenile||Foxes - two adults||African daisy|
|Chaffinch - male, female||Snail||Geranium|
|Greenfinch - male, female, juevenile||Slug||Campanula|
|Blue tit - adult, juvenile||Pond skater||Helianthemum|
|Great tit - adult, juvenile||Bees - various||Aquilegia|
|Dunnock - adult||Tree bumblebee||Rhododendron/Azalea|
|Robin - adult, juvenile||Early bumblebee||Pontentilla|
|Jay - adult||Buff-tailed bumblebee||Weigela|
|Magpie - adult||Red-tailed bumblebee||Foxglove|
|Crow - adult||Common carder bee||Creeping buttercup|
|Collared dove - adult||Large white butterfly||Daisy|
|Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile||Small white butterfly
- unsure what type
|Coal tit - juvenile||Rose|
|Nuthatch - adult||Water lily|