I was very impressed last weekend with the number of Butterflies I saw… It’s a shame the weather this week has been so mixed and rainy that I fear many may not have survived.
I didn’t manage to catch all on camera; Whites, Small Copper and many Gatekeepers (they just would not settle!), but here are a few:
Finally, I caught my first Comma on camera…
I saw a few of these last weekend and eventually managed to sneak up on one! Small Skipper
And then we had a visitor in the living room… A Speckled Wood…
It wasn’t quite ready to leave…
And enjoyed a good few minutes on my hand.
Whilst Pete had a go at taking some photos!
I don’t think he has any grounds to tell me he isn’t good at it.
And onto the garden…
Drumstick Alliums are dotted seemingly everywhere… Why do I have no recollection of planting so many?
Monkshood finally graces the new border, perhaps I ought to stake it next year?
Shasta Daisies in the border by the kitchen, they are growing in too much shade and need moving next year.
Flat-topped Asters have opened… They seem to be early, so much for the Autumn border!
Yarrow yet again!
And wild field poppies
Veronicastrum bought a few weeks ago, this was part of my original border plan, but for some reason I didn’t get any… I’ve no idea why not. I need more.
Sea Holly is turning blue, I look forward to the Butterflies and Bees swarming all over it again!
Lupin in its second flush.
Lavender angustifolia bought along with the Veronicastrum in memory of my Aunt who passed away very suddenly a around a month ago.
Black Lilyturf in flower, I am very pleased that both plants have survived and I may just have to get more!