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Joys of wildlife gardening

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:14

Nice one VS my patch of nettles is totally clean, I could get best in show with them. , I don't think I've even seen such a nest of Peacocks. Great!

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:05

Thanks everyone. Such a lovely day. I inserted a link above in the original post to the video. You'll have to share your visitors  Pauline, I'm glad I solved your mystery.

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:30
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

That's brill Jim

I've never seen an orange tip before at least not a male...

Sow some Lady's Smock (Cuckoo flower) Cardamine pratensis. That's their main food plant. And they obviously like Dame's Violet flowers.

I've inserted the video link already I hope it works, I'm taking the dogs out to see if we can see some more.

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:19
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Lovely Jim, absolutely lovely 

Yeah, I feel so lucky. I've seen them down the meadows a few times now but this is the first time I've seen them in the garden. Looks like I'm doing some good.

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:13

Sorry Kef I meant to say. It's an Orange Tip - Anthocharis cardamines. They're here for my Lady's smock

Incredible luck

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 16:54

It's incredible what you can find when you least expect it. We'd just rescued a tired bee and given it a meal of honey. I was now bored watching it feed so I walked around the garden taking photos. I was taking photos of the Dame's Violet when I noticed in the middle of the frame was this. 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47724.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

 

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47725.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47728.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

 

 

Then imagine my amazement when I followed him has he flew off when I saw what he was flying off to.

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47727.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47729.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

 

 

I'll insert a video of this amorous pair.

Oh, in case you're wondering. They're Orange Tips. Anthocharis cardamines

 

Here's the link

 

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 11:06

OMG Now I just had to explain to the Operations Manager what on earth I was finding so funny, thankfully she's very broad minded. Oh, lordy. I wish I shared a pod with someone else now. Thanks everyone for giving me a bigger laugh at work than I've had in a very long time.

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:16
Caral wrote (see)

...I do find weeding really therapeutic but my most favourite thing is filching bits of lawn to expand borders as I really am at my happiest playing in the dirt.  

 

 


OMG I nearly choked to death on my apple. Oh lordy. I'm not sure what you actually meant but my undstanding of that is very different.

anybody know what these are ??????

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:46
nutcutlet wrote (see)

OP has never come back and answered the question …

 

Quite!

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 15:14
david spikes wrote (see)
… de gustibus….....    

É, esatto!

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