Monday, 19 September 2016
There is a definite nip in the air first thing in the morning and last thing at night but midday is as hot as any summer day we've had and the butterflies and bees are making the most of late flowering blooms to prepare for hibernation. My garden might be looking a bit past its best but theres still lots of lovely colour to make the most of and gladden the heart.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Its dark now when I get up at 5.30 - really sad winters on its way again, but once the suns up we can see the valley full of mist and the dew glistening like tiny jewels on the spiders webs that festoon the thistle heads and fences.
Friday, 5 August 2016
The garden is full of flies, hoverflies and bees, they are especially fond of the marjoram and thyme and we noticed this fantastic fly looking more like a bumblebee. We think its Tachina grossa apparently it takes caterpillars for its young to feed on. Lovely.
Update - I now have a pet fly! Like bees it love s sugar water.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Thursday, 21 July 2016
We recycled old tractor tyres to make into flower beds and the wildflowers have really romped away. The little pond we made from an old water cistern has two resident frogs and a visiting toad who like to sit in the cool shade near it.
|Cornfield wildflower mix in tractor tyre filled with molehills.|
|Looks so relaxing!|
|Wildflowers love the gravelly area under the trees.|