And some insects…
In a poor attempt to get caught up with garden photos, here we go with some flowers on this lovely Friday.
Considering I see myself as a ‘cool’ colour person, I seem to have far too many warm colours at the moment. Am I a convert?
I guess so.
Of course, it doesn’t help that I’m obsessed with the Geums, so the impression is that everything is orange. When in reality only the right border has orange in it.
Oh well; back to the orange.
At last I spotted the first Lacewing of the year; I don’t seem to get them often here, at least not that I’m aware. Growing up we regularly had them in the house and we had to catch them and let them out, so I assume we had a healthy population.
A few weeks ago I popped outside before setting off to work and spotted a Cinnabar… at first I assumed it was newly hatched and was allowing for its wings to expand, then as I picked it up to get it away from the cobwebs and spiders it seemed to me more like its wings weren’t properly developed and I wondered a) if it was deformed or b) if the females of Cinnabars are wing-less as some female moth species are.
Anyway, I left it on a forget-me-not and left for the day.
A few hours later my brother messaged me with photos… of a Cinnabar. He had stolen my macro lens and was playing around taking shots of it, I was pleased to see it now had full wings and was enjoying sunning itself still on the Forget-me-not.
Later that day we saw another, also on the wall of the house and a few days later I had one in the kitchen right by the door. So I let it out and left it on the campanula
Sadly there aren’t many in comparison to last year, I’m not sure whether because they arrived later in the year or because I have so few Ragwort this year. I’m guessing it’s the latter, and hope there’s a healthy population in nearby gardens as no doubt my Ragworts seeded everywhere else but my own garden…
Next time I’ll remember to purposefully rub the seed stems around the garden to ensure I have more.