Back to The Pres, Three.

Back to The Pres, Three.

After the best part of a week, lounging in a sunny garden, I have been building up a repertoire of espied, familiar favourites from the insect world … Carpenter Bee, Hummingbird Hawkmoth, and Meadow Brown … plus Whites of various sizes, a Comma, and a Peacock, at last; all too fleet to capture on photos!

We’ve been shopping a few times and I made some honey, fruit & nut flapjack, [too good ;-) ] After forays in the overgrowing, rather wild garden itself, we collected more blackberries during a walk up the hill to the recycling bins. The hedgerows are filling up with shiny blue-black Blackberries. On the way I took a few photos of wild flowers by the wayside, and included a few straying garden blooms as well.

Mullein …..

Hedgerow Dog wood? …..

Some pretty Holly Hocks …..

Black Bryony Berries …..

… and a perfect Honeysuckle bloom that would have inspired the Ancient Greeks.

Strange Fungi still grows with the little pink Mallow-like flowers in the grass by the Church ….. and in the tangle of Brambles over the garden wall, there are old pears on and old tree, once espaliered, which are too hard to eat fresh, but cook up a treat with the Blackberries: these, next to the perennial Fuchsia that struggles its way through the leafy growths each year!.

Anne ….. 24.08.2017

8 Responses

  1. Evening Anne, lots of colour and diversity :good: I struggle to photograph some of the bugs& birds. They are too quick!!

  2. gertie says:

    :lol: Tell me about it Lynn! Nightnight :rose:

  3. cilla says:

    I have great trouble identifying bees Anne. Could you post the flapjack recipe please, OH loves it and will you be there long enough to collect any seeds from those pretty hollyhocks? The wild blackberries here have been ripening for the last month, so early. I have put a plastic bag out to take walking with us as I always forget.OH won’t eat them because of the pips.

  4. gertie says:

    So do I, but Jane pointed me to this one Cilla :good:
    Yes I will :good:
    Yes, I think so. They are not mine but I have had my eye on them all week; I shall knock and ask the owner if I can pinch a few :lol:
    Blackberries around here are just too good to pass by :mad:
    Enjoy your walk :good: :rose:

  5. All lovely photos, Anne but especially the first two :good:

  6. Allan says:

    I like the wild yellow honeysuckle,It grows in the hedgerows here as well,Blackberries looking good, :good: :rose:

  7. gertie says:

    Cracking stuff Allan :good:
    I will have to pick some more Blackberries today … there are too many to miss and so plumptious considering the lack of wet weather they have had here. they cook up nicely with our hard, old pears and apples, and are so sweet, need hardly any sugar :good: :rose:

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