Six on Saturday – 11th July 2020

Finally a dry Saturday and time to get out into the garden. Lots and lots of tidying up to do.

So first this week Worcester berries V Juvenile blackbird. A few weeks ago I posted about the still green Worcester berries. Well they are ripening nicely, but the juvenile blackbirds that was helping itself to blackcurrants last week, also appears to have a taste for Worcester berries. We picked about half a pound today for ourselves and hoping that we can harvest some more that still need a few days to ripen before the blackbird eats them all!

2. Meanwhile Robin friend (my daughter’s name for our friendly robin who will feed from her hand), appears exhausted after his/her brood has successfully fledged. We’ve seen it with two young ones. Here it was having a peaceful preen away from hectic family life.

3. Bee numbers are definitely down after a few miserable weeks but this garden bumble bee was enjoying what remains of the foxgloves.

Garden bumblebee on foxglove

4. Some of the self-seeded borage is now flowering in the vegetable patch and these always prove popular with the bees too.

Borage and White tailed bumblebee

5. Gypsophila – looking nice in a pot with some other flowers.

Gypsophila

6. And finally for this week some brassicas – a mix of red cabbage and brussel sprouts plants which have enjoyed the rain.

Brassicas

Thanks to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

17 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – 11th July 2020

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      It’s an American species – Ribes divaricatum. Sort of cross between gooseberry and blackcurrant:)

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  1. Lisa

    You did well to get that bee and borage shot! I have such a hard time since the flowers face downward. Nice baby’s breath, my favorite simple kind. Covent Garden? I dislike the fluffy, fussy kind in florist bouquets.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      🙂 Yes I am sure they will go for blueberries too – we did have those in a fruit cage but they weren’t doing too well so have dug most of the up and popped them into pots.

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