Monday, June 10, 2019
In the garden at home - still trying to catch up with holiday photos!!
Maximum temperature today 18C, minimum 10C. Rain measured this morning 0; but some expected later 17km/h North-westerly winds with gusts up to 39 km/h.
Last Friday it was so windy that we had two apple trees blown over!! The bigger one (a Granny Smith) we hope we have saved, staked and tied, but it needs a better stake. Holiday today though and no shops open. The smaller one we just removed, it has never produced much and it was not worth the effort of trying to keep it.
Bumblebee next to the sage.
Bee on the cotoneaster.
Wasp on the cotoneaster and something just above its head!
Common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis).
Love in a mist (Nigella damascena).
Hoverfly (I think) on the Sweet William.
Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) on the Sweet William,
Carpenter bee (Xylocos violacea) on the Sweet William.
Chafer beetle (oxythrea funesta). Sweet william - popular plant!
Two for the price of one on the calendula. I think a hoverfly and a small bee,
Oedemera nobilis, also known as the false oil beetle, thick-legged flower beetle or swollen-thighed beetle, This is a male, the female does not have such muscular legs.
Shield bug on the cotoneaster.
See also my Bird blog