Sunday, March 11, 2018

11/03/2018 A walk in the garden. Amazing what a difference a bit of sun makes!

Maximum temperature today 17C, minimum 10C.   2 mm of rain measured this morning; 14 km/h Southerly winds with up to 47 km/h gusts.  
Daffodils.

Lawn daisy and Cranesbill.

Rosemary beetles.

Possibly a bee of some kind.

Common Blackbird (Turdus merula).  Male.

Calendula with a number of very tiny beetles.

Camellia.

Common Speedwell.

Crocus.

Lawn daisy and fly.

As above.

What I believe to be a hoverfly.  Spectacular colouring.

Hyacinths.

Young leaves on the weeping willow.

Unknown bug...

As above...

As above on a dandelion.

Viburnum tinus.

Viola.

Also unknown bug!!

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  1. Seventeen degrees? Spring has sprung.

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    1. I doubt if it will last; we have been known to have frosts as late as May!!! Great though while it does :-) Cheers Diane

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  2. Along with the flowers come the little creatures. You got some very good pictures of them.

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    1. It is the first time this year I have seen any insects out and it was a pleasure to see a few about today. Thanks for the comment, Diane

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  3. Beauty surrounds you, Diane. I love these! Our viburnum don't have those lovely flowers!

    I hope your weekend has been good to you, and Nigel.

    xoxo

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    1. Depends which viburnum you have, there are several different varieties. We have two of this particular one and both are in flower at present. We had a local village dinner last night so we have both been pretty tired today!!! Keep well Diane xx

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  4. I envy the colour, Diane. We are having more snow!

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    1. I hope we do not get any more snow but we are still likely to get frosts, possibly for another couple of months yet. I have know frosts in May which meant starting the veg garden again! Have a great week Diane

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  5. Those yellow flowers have added cheer to my day.

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    1. Glad to hear it, yellow always seems a happy colour. Hope you have a good week Diane

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  6. Beautiful flowers and bugs. I especially like the irridescent rosemary beetles. I don't get them on my rosemary but on my rose buds. Sunshine really makes a garden look alive. Take care. Kim x

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    1. They are such pretty beetles and it is sad that they are a pest. I have never seen them on my rose, but the also attach the lavender and the sage. Keep well Diane

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  7. Spring does seem to have sprung. Nice collection of flowers and insects.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart, sadly the rain is back again today!!! Hope you have a good week Diane

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  8. The little critters are enjoying your beautiful flowers!

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    1. I just wish I could identify all the insects!!! Have a happy week Diane

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  9. Oh now it's looking like spring Diane, beautiful images. J'adore the camellia 💮

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    1. One really nice day and now we are back to rain again!!! Hope all is well Diane

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  10. Daffodils means it's spring! You have so many flowers already. Love that shot of the Camellia.

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    1. Spring will be here soon I hope but we will get more cold weather first!! Cheers Diane

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