Bits n’ Bobs

Common Fig Blue, spotted among the raised beds yesterday. Forget the name of this plant. The flowers turn blue after this show of Yellow Gazania and temporary resident.     Last of the Pumpkins. Almost time to seed some more! One of the Young Carrots in the ‘straight experiment’. Winter Display of Jasmin on the … More Bits n’ Bobs

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Attractive Crab Spider discovered this morning on a Cosmos. Cat Nip Number7 dozing on the kitchen wall. Pumpkins drying in the shed. Growing Oyster Mushrooms in buckets. Harvested these for breakfast yesterday. Very tasty. Garden Commodore. Looking a bit worse for wear in her Summer Garb. End of the season so most of her colour … More Bits ‘n Bobs

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Male African Migrant on Pineapple Sage   Rescued and relocated young River Frog. We’ve had a few serious downpours these past few days. This one which included hail brimmed the pond in an hour! Pansy. Not much detail as I was obliged to use a telephoto from almost across the garden. First Homegrown Pepper this … More Bits n’ Bobs

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Acraea Encedana ”Some like it hot” Sweet Potato. Not sure which type but I bought two at Food Lovers (the fruit and veg store) to see if I could get them to shoot -the tooth pick and suspended over a jar of water method. The other one rotted and produced nothing. It’s been several months … More Bits n Bobs

Up the Garden Path

Long Tailed Blue (I think) snacks on some lavender. Lilies by the pond. Grassveld Sylph Home-grown gemsquash and some zucchini. Harvested this morning. Number 7 looks on. Two Striped Skimmer. This was rescued from one of the cats. We think it was newly emerged as it’s wings didn’t appear properly dry. Bougainvillea Wet Dove on … More Up the Garden Path

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Garden Commodore photographed this afternoon. Nice to see them back again. My garden experiment. In an attempt to do away with seed trays I am having a go at planting in old toilet rolls. Add a little potting mix, sow the seed, gently pressing it into potting mix and cover lightly. Bio-degradable so there’s no … More Bits n’ Bobs

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Building work is still occupying a fair amount of time and I must be honest, I haven’t been as keen as usual to post stuff. That said …. Brian asked about the Painted Lady and whether it was a migrant or year round visitor. I know I have shots of it through the winter months … More Bits n’ Bobs

Bit of this and that.

Went out this morning. Long Tailed Blue Baxter on his first official ”solo” walk three days ago. ”A broom is drearily sweeping, up the broken pieces of yesterdays’ life.” Jimi Hendrix. Home grown pumpkin and carrots for lunch today! Early Sunday morning., ”Fat Unicorn”. Went out Friday. The ”bite” is part of the design. Emily’s … More Bit of this and that.

It fluttered by.

Common Dotted Border (Female) Mylothris agathina Long Tailed Blue Lampides boeticus   Photographed this afternoon as they visited the lavender at the front of the property.

Sorry to bug you.

Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe on Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow  plant. Brunfelsia pauciflora.  Cream-Striped Owl Moth Cyligramma latona Hawk Moth ( not sure which one) Family Sphingadae Grasshopper Garden Orb Weaver. Crab Spider. The perfect camouflage. Paper Wasp – ‘Babies’ growing nicely. Acraea, All taken over the weekend. Ark