Garden Update 27/06/15 — Gallery!

27 June 2015 at 15:54 (Random Randomness) (, , , , )

And today we start with a random photo of soaking dried mealworms…
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Red and yellow aquilegia:
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Here is a photo of a poached egg flower:
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Lamb’s lettuce flowers:
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This was the plant that I found a thrip on and chucked outside. Since it seemed to be surviving okay, I planted it in the border and did manage to get a few leaves out of it before it started bolting.

Cats are supposed to hate pennyroyal. I keep it next to the feeder:
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A nigella (love-in-a-mist) bud:
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Fig leaves:
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White rose:
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Ox eye daisies opened:
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A picture of an aquilegia:
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The honey bees like ox eye daisy, but the bumble bees don’t seem to care for it:
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More:
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Close-up of a hoverfly. It’s weird, I can’t stand bugs, but hoverflies don’t bother me at all:
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Ox eye daisy bud:
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The passionflower starting getting flowerbuds. Finally!!
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A strawberry:
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The borages have started getting buds:
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A Snowy!
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The bumble bees prefer the aquilegia:
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Hoverflies love watercress flowers:
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The first and only time I saw a hoverfly showing any interest in the poached egg flower!
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Again:
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Ox eye daisies!!
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Night scented stock:
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Cornflower (wild version):
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Night scented stock flower! Smells lovely!
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Morning glory is budding:
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And flowers!
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Carrion crow:
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Zounds… of ox eye daisies:
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The teasel is finally flowering:
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Tommy B:
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Poppies haven’t been doing so well this year. Only two grew, and they are very small:
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ZOMG MOAR ox eye daisies:
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A mystery weed. Very pretty:
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Nicotiana. They are another night-scented flower, and smell delicious!
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My leek flowered!
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Borage flower:
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Robbo!
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And the passionflowers opened!
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My climbers: passionflower in the tub, two morning glories (one was a self-seeder from last year’s plant) and sweet peas. No flowers on the sweet peas yet:
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The ox eyes are definitely a hit with the insects. There are always hoverflies and honey bees and other flies buzzing about them… and shield bugs, ugh:
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See, this is what I mean about looking backcombed. Or dragged through a hedge backwards:
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