The weather really changed this week. It was quite a shock to the system as the temperatures dropped and on Monday there were gale force winds and rain for most of the day; the wind has continued all week, dropping in intensity a little on Tuesday but still strong yesterday. Leaves were ripped from branches whether they were ready to fall or not; a whole branch was broken from one of the Leylandii.
But today is sunny and bright, the wind still present but not so cold.
Shield bugs mating on rosa Rhapsody in Blue
There are always a lot of this beasty
Wasps make their nests all over the garden
I used to be terrified of wasps but now, in the garden, I’m happy to see them – they eat aphids, here on Sedum, and butterfly eggs and cabbage white butterfly eggs and small caterpillars. The sedums looked really sick, ants were milking the aphids until the wasps arrived to clean things up.
This green caterpillar’s days were numbered when I found it on a Heuchera bud.
The stripy bug again, this time on Allium
Sharing a meal; pollen seekers on thyme
A pollen seeking fly? there were lots all on the same plant
And there are always lizards who don’t usually wait around to be photographed!
in the greenhouse
in the triangular rose bed
I read Donna@gardenseye view this morning about seeing a Red Admiral butterfly and this afternoon, on the other side of the world I saw one too!
First on the ground
and then later on some Allium