Friday, April 28, 2017

28/04/2017 A few photos from the garden.

Maximum temperature 14C, minimum -1C. 13 kmh N wind. Overcast with some sun. Dry.
The garden is not happy after the cold spell.  The grapes are decidedly the worse for wear, also the potatoes that were just coming through, luckily we planted the latter late so they will recover.  Even the new shoots on the laurel hedge are badly burnt.
Not good for the vineyards and the coming wine making season!!
Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas).

As above.

Hover fly (I think.)

Peony plus ant.

Dog rose.

Crane fly.

First picking of broad beans, thankfully they do not mind the cold!

18 comments:

  1. Diane, the green beans look delicious, and I absolutely love the colours and patterns in the insects! Gorgeous photos!

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    1. Linda we had the beans for dinner tonight, young and very tasty :-) Thanks for the visit hope your weekend is a good one, Diane

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  2. How delightful to discover your blog

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the comment, much appreciated, hope to see you back. Enjoy your weekend Diane

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  3. Great to see the butterflies. More and more species are making an appearance here.

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    1. The cold over the past week has not been good for the plants or the insects. If the forecast is right it should warm up next week and hopefully everything will perk up! Have a great weekend Diane

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  4. Love seeing that you have the beans. I love those!
    Beautiful photos, as always, D.
    We're in a drought here in our part of FL.
    If it doesn't rain soon, the grass will be burned up.

    xoxo

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    1. You sound a bit like parts of Southern Africa which are desperate for rain while other parts are flooded! We also love broad beans, I still have some frozen from last year so we must eat them fresh while we can. Take care Diane

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  5. Sorry to hear about that cold weather. The pattern on the Hover fly are amazing. And the beans look delish. Temps dropped here just a bit but it's the wind that's the killer.

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    1. Hope that wind has settled we were discussing you driving back last night and we were both worried. Take care D & N

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  6. Broad beans look great! Beat they tasted good too

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    1. Very yummy young and very tender :-)) Keep well Diane

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  7. That is a wicked looking stinger on that one bee! OUCH! Nice shots.

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    1. Pam it is not a bee but a hoverfly and they do not sting. They only have two wings while the bees and wasps have 4 wings. It is said they mimic bees to put birds off from eating them and being stung. Guess this would not apply to the bee eater though! Diane

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  8. I've never seen or heard of a hover fly before, what an interesting bug.🌞

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.😂

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    1. In America they are, I believe, called flower flies so you may know them as that. They are pretty and do not sting :-) Hope your weekend is good also. Diane

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  9. I don't have much of an interest in cars, but the insect and flower photos are really beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Kim, I knew the cars were not going to interest everyone but they do only pop up occasionally :-) Keep well Diane

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