Six on Saturday: 3.4.21

The weather has been nice for the first week of the holiday though meant to be chiller next week. I have had to use the new blog editor so I have no idea what will show. You may just have to imagine six beautiful photos as I have no idea if it will work.

  1. Ladybird Loveliness I have been happy to see several ladybird in the garden. We had a lot of aphids last year with the veg patch so an army of ladybirds would be useful.

2. Sealing wax daffodil

This is one of the few daffodils I know the name of as it was Amy’s choice of the bulbs from the discount bin two years back. Almost all the other daffodils are cheap mixed bags.

3.Prunus incisa Kojo-no-mai

I moved the small prunus into the ground in autumn and it is looking grand. It is only about half a metre but every cm is covered in blossom. Should look spectacular as it grows. It grows to about 3m and should fill the space beautifully.

The bees are loving it anyway.

4. Narcissus Elka

I put these little daffs in the hanging pot back in autumn. They came as a cheap add onto another order but they are rather pretty in the pot.

5. Beefly

We have had quite a few of these visiting the garden. It’s a beefly. Not an actual bee, but a fly that disguises itself as a bee. They have the very distinctive long proboscis sticking out in front. A great wonder in the garden.

6. Robin

We’ve seen a good few different birds in the last week but I was happy to manage this photo of the robin mid song. It’s been back and forth from the feeder to the ivy so nice to get a shot.

Hope the photos have showed as I feel I got some good photos this week. Hope you’re all keeping well and enjoyed the slight relaxation of the Covid restrictions.

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12 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: 3.4.21”

  1. How cute is this hanging pot with these miniature narcissus!
    I was talking about bee flies and my aubrieta but you managed to photograph them. The temperatures have started to drop and I’m not going to see any for a while …

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  2. I love the daffs hanging in a pot! And the robin – your robins look quite different from North American robins…I looked it up:
    The American robin (Turdus migratorius) is a migratory songbird of the true thrush genus and Turdidae, the wider thrush family. It is named after the European robin because of its reddish-orange breast, though the two species are not closely related, with the European robin belonging to the Old World flycatcher family.

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  3. I don’t think I have ever seen a beefly or if I have then I didn’t know it was one! Your robin shot is excellent, I love trying to capture them in mid song. ‘Elka’ looks very similar to ‘Toto’ both well suited to pots. Hope you can enjoy the rest of the holidays and the warmth returns!

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  4. The sealing wax daff is really pretty! I have neither seen or heard of a beefly! Your photos of it show it clearly, and that is a mean-looking proboscis it has! I like the daffs in the hanging pot. The photo of the robin is superb! A very nice Six!

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