Spotted feeding on a Sedum a week ago, my cameras captured images and my books confirmed an ID to be the Comma Butterfly. I always love to see a new visitor to my garden. The interesting story on this species is that back in the 20th Century it was in serious decline and in recent… Read More New garden visitor: Comma Butterfly
We’re well into Summer now! I hope you’ve all been enjoying it. Yaaaaaaaaawn… oh gosh… I’d better wake up… its Garden Party time! Yep on warm, sunny Summer days more party guests are arriving daily. No need to panic, I’m not late with my invitations… most went out years ago. The food is sorted… the… Read More Butterfly count & slow worm guests
Butterflies and bees really are a welcome sight in front as well as back gardens. However, I am feeling a wee bit miffed at all the talk on gardening programmes (Gardeners’ World on Friday night for example) about how many of our front gardens are a concrete ‘whatever’ as we use them for parking cars… Read More Front garden car parks
… sunny warm days and eating outside! We have finally had a taste of summer for the last ten days – just lovely! So today I don’t mind at all the slightly dull and cooler day although I do hope the sunny days return.Lavender cake and lavender coffee sitting outside in the sunshine at a… Read More Summer’s here with…
This post is especially for those who enjoy seeing wildlife photos from my garden. It is also quite a contrast from frost in the previous post. I am delighted that today I finally managed to get photos of the Red Admiral butterfly visiting the plants in my garden around 12.30pm when it was warm and… Read More Wildlife sunbathers
Over the weekend we have been lucky enough to have had good sunny spells. Verbena Bonariensis has continued to be very popular with the butterflies, bees and other insects. I finally managed to get some clearer photos of the Painted Lady butterfly when she had company with a bee for a while. A light breeze… Read More And there’s more….
This afternoon I had some visitors in the garden that I have never noticed before. Since writing this gardenwatch blog I am paying much more attention to all my visiting wildlife. Butterfly identification is completely new to me – but I can now spot a small tortoiseshell quite easily now. I went out with my… Read More Painted Lady and Peacocks
Butterflies now seem to be frequent visitors to my garden at this time of year. It is lovely to watch them land and stay a while on my plants. This year I plan to keep a closer eye on them to see how many types actually visit my Scottish garden. So far, I have seen… Read More Buddleja, Butterflies and Bonariensis