bee orchid, black medick, branched bur-reed, clouds, Common Spotted-orchid, Escallonia, five-spot burnet, garden, garden flowers, gazania, hedge woundwort, house-leek, hoverfly syrphus ribesii, hoverfly volucella pellucans, insects, iris, large skipper butterfly, micro moth, plants, red-eyed damselfly, southern cuckoo bumblebee, Suffolk, wasp beetle, weather, White Clover, wild flowers
I saw this damselfly on a lilypad on the big pond. I zoomed my camera as far as it would go and then cropped the shot which explains the poor quality of the photo. I needed to ID this damselfly which is a new one for our garden.
In 2014 I discovered a Bee Orchid in our garden and was very excited. I looked for it again in 2015 but it didn’t re-appear. Last summer I looked again at the place where I had found the orchid and was again disappointed. However, a few days later I found four bee orchid plants about 2 metres away from the original plant. I have already seen a few leaf rosettes this winter so I know that the orchids have survived.
When we moved into our house we discovered one of these orchids growing close to the house. I moved it to a safer place and since then it has done well and the plant has spread all over the garden. I often find seedlings in a tub or flower pot where they seem very happy and grow enormous like the one in the photo.
I have now caught up with all the photos taken in and near my garden last year. I have photographs from a few outings we did that I would like to share with you and then I can concentrate on this year!
Here is my music selection – Chris Rea’s ‘Heaven’ – one of my most favourite songs!
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