Sunday, 18 April 2010

Garden pest

Found this little chappie laying little red eggs on my lilies. Sorry picture not very clear. I identified him on google he is a lily beetle. (must be a she I suppose as it was laying eggs). Apparently it also likes fritillaries so I searched those and found another. Couldn't see any eggs there though. I remember seeing one last year on the fritillaries and wrongly identified it as a cardinal beetle. I will have to be diligent now so they don't destroy my plants

Friday, 16 April 2010

Wild about the garden

Love to have wild flowers in the garden to help attract the wildlife. These are few that are flowering now.

Snake head fritillary

Friday, 9 April 2010

The Colour of Spring

It's that time of year again, when I have to take the camera down the garden to record the flowers that are appearing as the sun breaks through the winter clouds. I know you have seen them all before but what the heck, they are beautiful.


In the midst of winter

The dainty snowdrop white

Raises its delicate head.

Though the garden is pale

In the watery light.

As weeks progress

The crocus shows it head

As buds of gold.

The garden awakes

In sunlight bold.

Yellow is the colour of spring

The primrose pale grows now.

So delicate

It braves the cold

I wonder how.

The daffodil in golden hue

This yellow theme echoes

From the cold brown earth,

When March arrives,

It bravely grows.

The star-like celandine wild,

A golden carpet makes

Beneath the trees

The yellow colour creeps,

The colour of spring.