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Incredible luck

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:19

Thanks both. Nut, I have plenty of Jack by the Hedge too. A bit too much.

damsels in distress (or rather, in dis pond?!)

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:18

Wow, Beauties. They don't look real do they?

Privet Hawkmoth

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:16

That's a great looking moth. I have lots of privet. Native and Asian but I've not had one of those yet. Fingers crossed.

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. 

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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.

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