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Camera Corner

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:18

Lymantriid? http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/life/life-small/butterflies/

I thought peacock but that stripe isn't right for a peacock. They're speckled.

White ermine? http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/eggs-larvae-and-caterpillars/72746-caterpillar-black-yellow-stripe-down-middle-hairy.html

If it is a white ermine, you're in for a treat when it grows up. They're beautiful!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/215/481646187_5d7f0be968.jpg

 Fluffy faces, big dark eyes and those beautiful antennae. I like ermine moths.

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:09

Nice one Steve!

I don't see what's so unpleasant about that caterpillar. It's just a baby of a beautiful moth.

Now, do an image search for "Olthoi" and you'll see some fugly bugs with attitude problems and really bad manners (they spit formic acid at you). I'd much rather have the moths (and spiders).

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:38

Current star in my garden, probably the honeysuckles and lilies, both of which smell great, but the new and exciting thing in my garden is this:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55384.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Akebia quinata fruit!

Current star on the other side of the fence, even though its roots are on my side:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55385.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 I think that's a "late Dutch" honeysuckle. The flowers are rather lovely. My camera doesn't really do them justice while I'm balancing on a crumbling concrete substation.

Star of the high street:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55386.jpg?width=296&height=350&mode=max

 I'm guessing a bird planted it as a seed.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 17:09

It's a climber, very much like bindweed, but can also be grown in a heap on the ground ... and stewed as part of dinner, if you're in Vietnam.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:52

Ah, yes. My mistake. That's sphaerocephalon. The christophii have already finished flowering and gone to seed ... unless they're globemasters. Hmm. Well, the huge koosh-ball things have gone to seed, anyway, and I've got about 100 seeds (and dropped another 100 or so on the ground) so, ah, anybody want them?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:37

Thanks BizzieB. That thing of yours looks complicated!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53820.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Petals longer than any of my figners. I checked!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53821.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 Lily beetle damage evident, but not as bad as it could have been.

Now, how to persuade the cat that s***s in that flowerbed to eat those things ... ?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:38

Currently Allium christophii, as chosen by my favourite dual-role pollinator and aphid-hunter:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53695.jpg?width=426&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53696.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:26

Orchid Lady,

I think it's a particular type of weather that does it. You need to be looking nearly at the Sun through the very thin front edge of the clouds on an approaching warm front, and probably after a high-pressure system has been through to get the altitude for those ice crystals.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:48

Ice rainbows somewhere over ... lower Ribblesdale and upper Langstrothdale, probably ... viewed from a layby on the A59 west of Harrogate.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53213.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53214.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53215.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53217.jpg?width=268&height=350&mode=max

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:54

..... or these little guys would be acceptable company, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIvtkmvDlCY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhftEVRCF0k

Taken within a stone's throw of the iris shown earlier.

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Holy glyphosate, Batman! What's that?

Huge thing with tiny white flowers and heart-shaped leaves 
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At least I didn't spend anything. 
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It seems to be healthy enough, if slow-growing 
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Spurge?

Not a lily. Not an apple tree. 
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Ooops!

Planning? Measuring? Me? 
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Leaving tulips in the ground

Can they be left in if the drainage is good? 
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