Well, it’s certainly been a mixed bag weather-wise today. We finally had all the rain we’ve been promised for the past few days; each time we had a small amount of rain but the sun would then come out and dry it up, but today we’ve had some good hard showers and not enough sun between.
I’m trying to get old photos out of the way, so they’ve been building up over the past few weeks I’m afraid!
We’ve been having some amazing sunsets over the past few weeks, I usually take photos with my phone though, but here’s a few taken with my camera:
Strangely I’ve also seen a number of moths flying around during the day such as Silver-Y’s but also this one which I don’t know the ID of:
But also this Cinnabar moth!
And I’ve been seeing baby Ladybirds everywhere! On the same plant I saw two alone, very strange as normally I never see any.
I’d also really appreciate it if someone would please stop me buying more plants, thank you.
I actually went out looking for Echinacea but didn’t find any; why is this year everything I want I cannot find?! However, I did finally find some Gaura after having searched in various places for the past month or two.
Dalia ‘Happy Days’ has been combined with Isotama
Bidens has also been combined with a green Nicotiana
We have also had some much-needed rain, hopefully it’ll keep the plants happy for another few weeks
Buddleja are opening, I look forward to the flutters arriving… I’ve already seen some Small Tortoiseshells and others I was unable to ID, but I suspect one was a Comma.
Why is it the red Dutch Flag poppies somehow manage to seed, yet I goet rid of all their seed heads last year and yet the ones I wanted – the Peony and Blackcurrant Fizz are nowhere to be seen?
Black Lily turf continues to expand, I’m still confused to what exactly it’s living off, but it’s happy regardless