Citrus Swallowtail on Lavender Catherine and Val Crab Spiders on Cosmos. Benji and Danny. Hoverfly on daisy Homegrown Pepper Carpenter Bee asleep on a Cosmos. African Common White (Belenois creona) ‘Iceman’. (not one of ours but now a regular visitor) Millie looking over the valley. Best seat in the house! Hillbrow Tower 16/1/20
Jumping Spider Long Horned Beetle Virgil Kirby’s Dropwing. Fire Tailed Resin Bee Extremely harmless Scorpion Spider (Platyoides walteri) – even to Scottie and Nan. Garden Commodore. These butterflies have a Summer(wet) and a Winter (dry) form. First one I have seen this season. Tiny Lappet Moth caterpillar. Rescued from one of the cats, it is … More Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs
(In the shed) Brown Button Spider comes out of hiding. Benji outside the shed. Moon and Friend Orb Weaver makes her web under a Strelizia Sunday 3/11/19 Ark .
Clivias Thyreus getting a nosefull. ”All in all it’s just a …nother cat on the wall” With apologies to Pink Floyd Jacaranda in full bloom A few chilli seedlings California Poppies. Across the Valley – The Observatory -Yesterday. Roberto Capucci – gorgeous fragrance Mocker Bronze on Lavender ”Things are just going to pot around here.” … More Leading you up the garden path
Lycianthes rantonnetii (Blue potato bush). The flowers are actually more mauve than blue (I suspect it is the camera’s fault!). No noticeable change with the chrysalis. This was taken today. Sweet Potato Slip. This will be twisted off then placed in water until it has some healthy roots and afterwards planted. Bucket Potatoes coming along … More Leading you up the garden path and bits and bobs
Miserable Mushroom or a Genuine Fun-Gi? Back Lawn. First home-grown Bitter Orange seedling! Only about ten years to go before we get some oranges. Be here in a flash! Citrus Swallowtail Larvae ”dining out” Pumpkin Flower through hole in Pumpkin Leaf. Mantis looking somewhat cheesed off. Lichen … I think … on the front wall. … More Bits and Bobs
When the Chips are Down – Grow Spuds. As part of my quest to grow enough Potatoes for an entire year I wanted to have a go at growing a few in a container. I probably have enough land … just, but I am game to try all methods. If nothing else it will … More 6 on Saturday.
Brown-and-yellow fruit chafer (Pachnoda sinuata ) head first in a Peach. Potatoes: If Matt Damon can grow them on Mars, the Ark can have a go in Johannesburg. White Bellied Sunbird in the upper branches of the Acacia tree in the back garden. ”Hiding in the long grass …” Ginger. Summer Downpour. Thyreus on Lavender … More Leading you up the garden path. 10 minutes – 10 shots
Mrs Bert and I watching The Blue Planet. Ark
For Nan, and not a spider in sight! Crested Barbet making his presence known! Acraea A species of lily? Any help with ID? Number 7 catching a few Zs. Solanium Rantonetti – Potato Shrub Fruit from the garden. Wild plum. Female White Bellied Sunbird While still dinosaur tracks – or at least what they … More Bits and Bobs –