In our garden: 21 August 2018

Painted Lady

I was wondering where all the Painted Lady butterflies were this year and lo! and behold! one appeared and was completely besotted with our Verbena bonairiensis.

Spilling out

The seed heads of Stemmacantha centauroides (syn. Rhaponticum centauroides) are opening and the seed-carrying parachutes are spilling out. We don't have a lot of luck with germination with this seed. We're going to try sowing now and leaving outdoors through the winter.

Mount Fuji

Just love the shiny black beetle on the pure white of Phlox Mount Fuji

Sun through sun

Sunshine shining through sunflower (Helianthus Triomphe du Gand

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