The strawberries I am grown are not doing too badly, so far I've picked a bowl full, (over the last week) and that must be the record so far in three years! Although the slugs have helped themselves to a few as well!!!
I think I've finally managed to identify one of the plants in the garden and I just love the name, Mystical Black St. Johns Wort! There are so many things in the garden that I am still trying to identify!
So that the bees could make the most of the wildflowers on the front lawn it didn't get mowed last weekend and they have been making the most of it. I would really like to have a wild area of "lawn" but there isn't anywhere where it will fit in at the moment.
I am still trying to get some good photos of bees but it is very difficult. I am quite pleased with this one.
|Buff-tailed bumblebee © 2013 Natasha Forder|
|Birds||Wildlife and Insects||Flowers|
|Blackbird – male, female, juvenile||Grey squirrels, lots of!||Lupin|
|Great spotted woodpecker - male,
|Chaffinch - male, female||Slug||Geranium|
|Greenfinch - male, female, juevenile||Pond skater||Campanula|
|Blue tit - adult, juvenile||Hoverfly||Helianthemum|
|Great tit - adult, juvenile||Bees - various||Pontentilla|
|Dunnock - adult||Tree bumblebee||Weigela|
|Robin - adult, juvenile||Early bumblebee||Foxglove|
|Jay - adult||Buff-tailed bumblebee||Creeping buttercup|
|Magpie - adult||Red-tailed bumblebee||Daisy|
|Crow - adult||Common carder bee||Green Hellebore|
|Collared dove - adult||Backswimmer||Rose|
|Woodpigeon - adult, juvenile||Small white butterfly||Water lily|
|Nuthatch - adult||Large red damselfly||Birdsfoot trefoil|
|Mystical Black St. Johns Wort|