Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Darth Vader Imposter spotted in Prunella's Patch...







Prunella was merrily going about her business tending to her precious roses when all of a sudden she spotted a Solomons Seal Sawfly that looked like the villain Darth Vader on her rose Gentle Hermione...




Such a beautiful looking fly with discerning taste but sadly one that can devastate a rose bush with it's hungry little caterpillars in a matter of days.

Prunella loves roses and when she spotted this blue beauty at a local garden centre she just had to bring this little gem home.
"Blue For You"  
A floribunda bush rose which flowers all Summer and Autumn.
Griff has taken a shine to it too.
Such a shame Prunella cannot share it's very fragrant scent with her dear friends.






 Staying on the blue theme Prunella's rambling rose Veilchenblau is just beginning to bloom. Planted a few weeks ago to grow over her new arbour.



A blue sky is the perfect backdrop for Prunella's Rambling Rose Albertine...


This is its first year to flower and it has lived up to it's reputation of being very showy. Here it is again with Clematis The President growing through its rambling branches...




Another new addition to Prunella's Patch this year is a lightly scented small patio rose "Carefree Days". 
She wanted something bright and cheerful to give vibrant colour in her raised bed around her Victoria Plum tree. This one is supposed to flower throughout the Summer and Autumn. 
Unfortunately it has become the pastime of some unknown pest to bite off the flower buds and discard them on the soil around them!


What could be more carefree than sitting with loved ones enjoying a peaceful camping break away from it all. Drinking delicious, freshly brewed coffee, perfect with sweet pastries and watching the local wildlife from a comfortable camping chair.
Prunella was delighted to spot Sally Squirrel who popped out from her home in the Old Oak Tree to join them in a nibble or two...









Until the next time stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
xXx


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Monday, 13 June 2016

Prunella and the Kite!




Prunella can sit for what seems hours watching the Red Kite in the sky above her garden swirling and calling to one another. Their cries constantly repeated and carried in the breeze.
A magnificently graceful bird of prey saved from national extinction by a long running protection programme.
Try as she may to catch a photo of this stunning bird in flight, she has been somewhat unsuccessful. 




Imagine her delight when one settled on top of a nearby tree and even waited patiently for her to dash indoors and pick up her camera!!





One day she will capture her perfect in flight shot!


 Until the next time stay safe, happy and healthy.
Hugs to all.
xXx

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