Monthly Archives: May 2019

Better days

An old house on Achill Island, Co Mayo. The plant in front is Gunnera, or Giant Rhubarb, an invasive species which is spreading through the island.

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Old house

 

Inspired by Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – any kind of house

Elements of a day imagined

Start the day with a walk through the woods. Look for a tree to admire, or maybe even to climb.

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Tree

 

Wander a little further and you will find a metal gate to wander through.

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Metal gate

Exploring the field you find a badger sett, and you wonder at the creatures that lie beneath the earth.

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On your route home you stop by the lake to cool your feet in the water.

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water

You finish the day by the camp fire toasting marshmallows.

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camp fire

Inspired by the Lens artist photo challenge this week – elements.

 

 

 

 

 

Six on Saturday

Work has been busy, so garden jobs are mounting up, but thankfully many things just go on doing their thing, without my help.

So here are this week’s Six on saturday.

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Lupins

I love many of the old cottage garden flowers and have lupins in blue, pink and purple. Always popular with bumblebees.

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Geranium

This lovely small purple Geranium was given to me by a friend.  It isn’t in the best place,  hidden behind some sage plants,  so need to either propagate more plants or move.

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Lavender

All herbs are good pollinator plants and this lavender doesn’t appear to get as leggy as other varieties.

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Aquilegia

The blue ones seem to have gone over very quickly, but this one is still giving a good display. Single flower varieties will be used by bumblebees.

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Guem

Always ready to add a dash of colour.

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Bugle, Ajuga

The native bugle is a great little bee plant. This cultivated form has lovely dark crimson leaves and it readily spreads if you let it.

 

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting