I went into the garden looking for some inspiration…although I know I don’t have any new flowers that have come into bloom, I suppose I was just being lazy!! This wet weather seems to have encouraged more wildlife into the garden than I would care for…so many creepy crawlies…I had fun taking the photos but now feel really itchy!!
I didn’t really focus on the ladybird but all the pesky little black bugs…she’s got a lot of munching to do, if she’s going to get rid of that lot for me…hopefully she’ll invite some friends and they can give her a hand!
Here you can see the two different colourings … apparently if I’ve read correctly they are both Harlequin Ladybirds…although I’m a bit dumb so I may have got that wrong, either way I think they’re really pretty.
And this fat little fella (I actually have the whole family lodging on my Buddleia!!) is called a Mullein Shargacucullia verbasci and it will eventually turn into a very, very plain moth!! unfortunately I don’t think there will be any plant left by the time they’ve finished snacking on it!!
And of course my lovely daisies, they are such a happy looking flower, don’t seem to mind all this rain either which is more than can be said for the poor delicate little Welsh poppies which have really taken a battering! Even the Foxgloves are looking sorry for themselves!
And as usual, so that you don’t think I’ve forgotten here’s one of a dog!! Ha Ha. As you know Tess is staying with me for a couple of weeks, I feel as though she’s been here forever, she’s really settled in and is a delightful houseguest…she did chew a tennis ball to bits last night but that’s it! Good as gold. Yesterday when I was lying in the sun, I had Charlie cooched up on my left hand side and Tess squished up on my right, I was stuck in the middle, it was boiling but they are so adorable. What would I do without my dogs eh?