Over the past week I have accumulated a number of more photos of wild flowers and insects in the garden and beyond. I am going a little further afield now and have some images of some coastal wildflowers as well as those in and around my garden.
Above are wild violas, very small flowers which are very common on the roadsides. Below are several photos of thrift, or sea pinks. They grow on cliffs overlooking the sea, and close by. The individual flowers are very tiny, but they grow in clusters and can be quite stunning.
Below are white thrift, not so common as the pink variety. Don’t know the name of the above flower.
Escallonia above, not a wild flower but I love the bee – he’s so fluffy he’s almost cuddly!
I recently read on another person’s blog that dragon flies are scarce at this time of the year. Not sure where he lives but my garden is teeming with them, which I’m very happy about because they eat loads of midges and mosquitoes – yes we do have mosquitoes here, although some people think we don’t. I certainly know when I’ve been bitten by one! Thankfully no malaria here.
I’m really not sure what flower this is. It’s very small and reminds me of an antirrhinum.
A hedge of primroses.
Above and below, herb robert.
Below, scarlet pimpernel, which looks rather orange when you see it on the ground. It’s a really tiny flower but the colour just sings out.
This fellow above looked like some kind of shield bug. He was hanging about on my window and I took this shot with my phone from the inside. On reviewing the image later I was better able to see it. He was not much more than 10mm long.
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