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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:34

Well I went out to take a few more photos of the insects. They are all on the ivy. The rest of the garden is deserted.

Time to clear out the tomatoes out of the greenhouse, and make space  for overwintering stuff.  Have a good day folks.

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:30

Taken today.

Yucca flower 😳

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:25

I use a pair of secateurs and thick gloves and cut close to the stem. Wear eye protection, the spikes will take an eye out.

When it has finished flowering, cut the flower stem down , leaving the leaves. Maybe not next year but the year after it may flower again. Mine flowered year before last in October, last year nothing, this year it has two spikes.


Posted: 24/09/2016 at 13:21

One of the new guinea Impatiens I think

tonights beechgrove, red hot pokers.

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 10:14

Does anyone else have a problem with blue tits decimating the flowers? They pull off each floret one by one.

Shy cosmos

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:58

Trentham gardens today. Taller than I am.They appear to have been grown from seed in Situ.

insects on ivy

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:42

The disguise did the trick. We were very careful around it until we realised it was a hoverfly.

I know people decry tree ivy, but the hawthorn hedge on the front looks like a hedge of ivy flowers at the moment, with a few twigs of hawthorn sticking through. It was smothered in insects all feeding in the sunshine today.

insects on ivy

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:38

Hi,Nut.  I think you are right.  Just the one, twice the size of all the other hoverflies on the ivy.  Another newcomer to the garden. 


insects on ivy

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:31

OK,I think it is the Hornet mimic hoverfly... duh..

Volucella zonaria

insects on ivy

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:25

Sorry about the butterfly in the middle. The hoverfly has a yellow stripe on the head. Anyone any idea what it is.?

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