Jim Macd


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Privet Hawkmoth

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:22

Over hanging from next door and hiding in the privet hedge made up of native and Asian privet. Fingers crossed. 

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

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:16
KEF wrote (see)

Lovely

Catsmother, like the thread title

yes, very good. 

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.

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Inarching update

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Incredible luck

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Any Hellebore experts? 
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