Darren W. Rees

Tag: garden

Wealth in Bloom in Garden

Wealth of flowers blooming at present.  First chives opened this week.  Tulips, magnolia, lupin, bistort, clematis, euphorbia, ceanothus, geum, allium, and primrose.  Photo of Victoria Plum blossom set.  

Tulips for Colour in the Garden

The recent sunshine has brought the colourful tulips into bloom in the garden.

First Asparagus Shoots

Grown from seed… a few shoots of asparagus pushing through in the garden.  My dad would be proud to  see these.

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

I am guessing this is some sort of Tortoiseshell Butterfly, but welcome any second opinions! Spotted loving the Verbena Bonariensis (Purple Vervain) in the garden this sunny afternoon today.

Smells of Summer #2 (Valerian)

Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis).  Been flowering for the past few weeks and the familiar fragrance has been  wafting around the garden.

Bombus, you are cleared to land

I think I’m going bumble bee crazy at the moment … 

Saving Seeds, Feeding Bees

Look at these happy bees feeding on the flowing kale plants in the garden… You can see a honeybee with a full pollen basket and a busy bumblebee too.  Every year I leave…

Bright and Cheerful Flower

What a bright and cheerful flower in the garden… the English marigold. This one is a survivor having overwintered this year.

Bumble Bees on Cheery Chives

I am fascinated by bumble bees.   Here on the cheery chives in the garden…

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Survey

My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey completed today. Birds in garden 3 great tits, 1 robin, 10 sparrows, 1 chaffinch (female), 1 magpie, 1 blackbird (male).  Others seen beyond garden : 2 seagulls,…