… for the pink flowering Red Campion, a wild flower grown from seed which have been allowed to wander around my borders… with gardener supervision of course!
… for the regal flowers of the Meconopsis. Its stunning blue flowers change tones depending on light levels. I love it.
I do know how lucky I am to have this plant flowering in my garden. The blue is a long time favourite but new colour varieties have been added nearby and I look forward to their first flowers.
We wait no longer for the Wisteria flowers, oh… perhaps we need a day or so there. You can see they are very close though. Not so many flowers this year as usual but we do still have them so I’m not complaining.
This is a white scented one growing up my Pergola. For those with this plant, you’ll know that they are not always forthcoming with their flowers. I waited almost nine years for mine. A tip for buying one… get one with a flower on it if you can.
We wait no longer to see the insects buzzing around from flower to flower. Although, not so welcome are the lunch guests at them. Who’s been eating my Geums?
Insects have been on the menu for the chicks (day 10 today) in our nestbox with a camera. Spiders have been spotted but caterpillars are more popular with live mealworms coming second.
Still sorting out video footage and photos of our next Blue Tit family update… just a little wait longer there. If you’ve not seen the video collection when the chicks hatched you’ll find it with all other postings here.
Recently, it’s been pleasantly warm with a cool breeze and nice blue skies making all the foliage greens of my garden look lush. However, I am a tad worried that perhaps our Blue Tit chicks are overheating in our nestbox.
This box only gets early morning sunshine for a little while but by the way the chicks are sitting with their mouths open it is suggesting to me that they are trying to cool themselves down for short periods throughout the day. Amazing though, that at this very young age they know to do this.
I’ll need to ask around for advice on this. Obviously, I daren’t risk interfering with the box and scaring off the parents as then the chicks will die for sure. I’ve never had this problem before. Meantime, the chicks are growing as you will see very soon. We can see wings forming now… I wonder how long we will wait before they open their eyes.
All photos above were taken on Jun 1st-2nd 2010 with the exception of the Blue tit pair which was taken on May 29th 2010.