🌞Saturday Garden In The Summertime #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Gardening

Time to cool down after the high heats of Monday and Tuesday. There’s even been a welcome drop of rain. Let’s take a look and see what’s happening in my English garden this week.

Six photos from my garden
Photos from my garden

The first picture is of one of the ladybirds that I saw ‘hoovering’ up the black-fly on my beans – you go girl! Plenty more to eat ladies – please head to the dahlias next!

A ladybird eating blackfly on my French bean
Ladybird on a French bean

Following on from my ladybird spotting, I also found several ladybird larva, which is all a good sign that the ladybirds are happily breeding in my patch.

A Ladybird Lava on my beans
Ladybird Larva

More happy campers; there’s a bumblebee on this, very out of focus, Button Snakewort (Liatris Spicata – I am so pleased that I labelled these bulbs when planting, it makes writing these posts much easier😜)

A bumblebee feeding of the snakewort in my garden
Liatris Spicata or Button Snakewort

Photo four is of some Laurentia – ‘Blue Stars’ which are just coming into bloom. These were grown from seed this year from a free packet on the front on a gardening magazine. They were really easy to grow too, with good germination rates. A half-hardy annual.

Own photo of Laurentia Blue Star grown from seed
Laurentia Blue Star

The dry weather has made ideal conditions for collecting seeds. I have Gazenia (hoping for more luck this year as I couldn’t get any to germinate from last year’s seeds). Tulip seeds from seed heads quickly gathered a few weeks ago and left to dry out. I also have English Marigolds, some Anemone seeds and some Sweet Williams. SoSer Noelle has also kindly sent me some of her Cyclamen seeds which I am looking forward to growing.

Own photo of the seeds that I am saving
Seeds for next year

Final photo goes to this Grass Emerald Moth which had a rest in my conservatory. The markings are quite interesting. It is blue-green with a distinct black jagged line mid-way across the wings.

Own photo of a Grass Emerald Moth
Grass Emerald Moth

Thank you for joining me for this #SixOnSaturday post. I hope that you enjoyed it. If you would like to know more about this hashtag, read founder Mr Propagator’s post here also find him on Twitter here.

Happy gardening

Rosie

Six photos from my garden
Photos from my garden

Links:

  1. Mr Propagator’s linky meme post
  2. Noelle has lots of pot ideas.
  3. A lovely Pixie Iris in Thistles And Kiwi’s garden.
  4. Graeme has an Obedient plant which is popular with the bees.
  5. Pretty dahlias on 30DaysWilding’s post.
  6. Check out Fred’s Sempervivums.
  7. Visiting gardens with Hortus Bailey.
  8. Kookaburras feature in Hairbells and Maples’s garden
  9. Lovely lilies in The Quilted Gardener’s patch.
  10. Tony’s gladioli are flowering.

26 thoughts on “🌞Saturday Garden In The Summertime #SixOnSaturday #GardeningTwitter #Gardening

  1. Our conservatory too can be trap for random moths, butterflies and whatever insect comes by. Mr S has a butterfly net to help them escape the space. Insect watches are part of the joy and what a great close up of the ladybird larvae.

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    • I am happy to help bees out of our conservatory, but I left the moth alone, they are rather delicate so a net sounds like a good idea. After sadly squashing another larva when I picked beans yesterday I am now super vigilant as I want to encourage the ladybirds.

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  3. Thanks for the lovely pics, Rosie. Here we mostly suffer the mosquitoes (oh, and how they love me!), but we do see some butterflies and bees in the gardens and big parks. I love the moth. I’ve never seen one quite like it.

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  4. Great photos 🦋💙 I also grew some tulip seeds and an iris that produced a big fat seed head. Glad you received some rain.

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