I looked in the pond and saw this seed head floating
There are some really beautiful seed heads in the garden right now
I tried really hard to get a red-tailed bumble bee but it just moved too fast and I missed it's red tail! So here are some of my other bee visitors.
I also bought two lovely purple veronica and put them into pots and the bees are all over them.
Spirea Goldflame is a huge hit with the bees
Speckled Wood butterflies vist the garden regularly
Small Tortoiseshell visits the valerian all over the garden and I just managed to catch this image as I was walking down the path before it flew off...again!
Cosmos is a real winner and very pretty too
Grassy area in the back garden. It's not a lawn it's just grass. However I like to keep a few wild areas, and this includes the grass. It is the same grass that I find all along the paths and meadows to Berry Head, and I've been told this was never laid to lawn by the previous owners and is the original meadow grass when the whole place was just open fields. So I've taken a few pictures. The insects love it-especially moths and the bees love the clover and cat's-ear.
My new RSPB bird seed is doing the trick and I've got a lot more visitors since putting it up. The new niger feeder is also a hit with four ports, so no more queues. One day I'll manage to get a better image than this, oh and I'm half way through painting the pergola!
I've had a lovely pair of collared doves in the garden, I've known they were about for ages but they never stopped by until now.
Warning-Arachnaphobes look away now!
This is Lonely Girl looking particularly beautiful so I'll stop here.