Six on Saturday

It has pretty much rained all week, and while we needed some rain, some of the flowers are looking a little worse for wear. And the bees have had a tough time too. The delphiniums are proving popular with the larger bees, and they may even be a place to shelter!!

delphinium with bee

Bumblebee in delphinium flower

Meadow cranesbill, looking a bit washed out.

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Continuing on the blue / purple theme, blue iris are also in flower.

Iris

Blue iris

While in the wild flower meadow ox-eyed daisy are just coming into their own.

ox eyed daisy

While in the greenhouse self-seeded chamomile sets of the lovely sage flowers, which again are very popular with the bees (probably also as the greenhouse is a place they can escape from the rain!).

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Also in the greenhouse and polytunnel the first of the small alpine strawberries (and a few larger ones too).

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Inspired by The Propagator’s – Six on Saturday

22 thoughts on “Six on Saturday

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It seems that rain is in short supply in some areas. These changing weather patterns are worrying.

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  1. Helen Johnstone

    I always think flowers and leaves with rain drops are so pretty and we do need the rain. It is a very blue flower time of the year I think

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  2. Helen

    I saw a bumblebee hanging off the underside of a phacelia flower the other day. Not sure if it was sheltering from the rain or if it was a male who decided to linger for the pleasure of it.

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  3. Meanderer

    Looks as if the unsettled conditions are set to continue for at least the first half of June according to the BBC Monthly Outlook. We’ve had a mix of rain and hot sun here – the rain being very welcome. Very strong winds are doing the most damage – knocking the taller plants all over the place.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Yes we are getting the wind today too – poor beans are getting a right old battering, not to mention lupins and delphiniums

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Nate. Most of my photos are taken with an Olympus Pen and a few just with my smart phone.

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  4. cavershamjj

    Would love a week of rain! When I say a week, I mean strictly Monday to Friday. And if it could avoid the hours of 7pm to 10pm that would be good too. And not too hard. Just right. Sounds reasonable to me.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      We’re in our second week of rain now and temperatures falling too. Forecasting top temp of 9 degrees Celsius today – not great for plant growing.

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