Right where I want them.
In my compost bin! I was very pleased to see so many worms when turning the compost over. I must be doing something right!
Found new residents in my grey willow this evening.
There are three groups of this size that I can see.
They are eating the leaves down to the centre vein! Not that I care about the willow, in fact I’m trying to kill it by girdling it (I want to keep the framework for other climbers). I don’t see them in any of my other plants, either.
Any ideas? Are they bad, good, or chaotic neutral?
I have one very very healthy and happy rose bush – my all-time favourite, the Peace rose. It is finally coming into bloom, and I have to say I’ve been able to get the most gorgeous photos of the first bud.
I’m still sick, but it’s sunny today and it costs little of my energy to sit outside and smell the flowers. I’m so grateful. The peace rose was my mother’s favourite rose, and I have so many good memories of her when I am enjoying this rose (it smells as good as it looks).
Oh, for Socks: How I did it. I did some photo editing on the first two shots to bring up the ‘black point’ and make the dark green leaves look black. I don’t know if any of the further THIRTEEN buds on this tiny bush will also have the full-leaf background to make this type of shot possible again.
This is what my gazania look like when they have finished blooming – yuck. I don’t think I’ll be getting any seeds.
Blue and purple today!
The last of the lavender roses.
New clematis Mrs N Thompson is a summer bloomer! Yay!
Blueberries are ripening!
The black mondo grass is blooming.
….and I’ve already forgotten what this is! Oh wait, I found the empty pot. Isotoma or blue star creeper. I’ve put it under my massive white rose, as the grass doesn’t like to grow there.
(Post dedicated to Sled)
It’s that time of year again – Tigridia Time! The first bloom opened yesterday and I missed it! It was closed up by the time I spotted it. I found that quite strange as I had moved the same pot earlier in the day. Unobservant me…
But I got today’s stunner, before it shut itself away forever.