Darren W. Rees

Tag: garden

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,…