25 August 2009 22:20:02
Showy Peacock Butterfly
2nd time around as it vanished into cyber space on my 1st attempt of uploading.
Well today was just beautiful with sun coming out to play along with a multitude of Peacock butterflies. They were flitting from plant to plant and fluttering on the breeze accompanied by lots of bees. I managed to get a while to deadhead the roses and geraniums. The tubs and containers were watered, the geraniums have really suffered with the heavy rain over the weekend. Between lessons I weeded the bed along the terrace and removed a straggly plant cann't remember what it was called but it is no more. I managed to tease out some of the seedlings under the poppies and transplant them so hopefully they will enjoy having more space. The Love in a Mist is nearly about to flower and looks good with the roses, hopefully I'll manage to get some time to-morrow to tease out a few more and let them develop but I don't want to upset the poppies.
In the kitchen garden the swede seeds sown last week are shooting up under their mini tunnel and I need to spend a bit of time planting veg now that the potatoes are all nearly lifted.