Six on Saturday – 15th May

This week our weather still remains cool and changeable. Our Robin friend is run-ragged (literally) collecting grubs and worms for what I assume is a nest full of chicks. He enjoyed searching in some soil that I was turning over today. He appears to have a preference for grubs, including leatherjackets (though one was left behind as I think it was just too big) over worms. The fork handle proved to be an excellent spotting post.

Second this week are bumblebees. Numbers are increasing slowly with plenty queen bees still around. The kale flowers are proving popular as always. I try to leave some kale and other brassicas to flower each year as a bee food.

Third this week, is red campion. I love this wildflower as it adds so much colour to an area under a hedgerow, not far from the kitchen window.

Fourth this week are Rowan flowers.

Perennials are a little behind this year but the lupins are not far off flowering now.

And finally this week sage . This one is in the greenhouse. It will be a couple of weeks before the outside ones have flowers.

Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.

16 thoughts on “Six on Saturday – 15th May

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Today I was in garden getting some sprouting broc and robin friend arrived beside me. He didn’t seem impressed that had no digging fork with me.

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  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature

    Your Robin friend is so adorable Karina and so lovely you already have bees in the garden 💛🐝

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