Monday, 30 January 2012
See there on the heavy branch weighed down below the height of the tank,wedged between it and the support trellis, slightly obscured from overhead view by the overflow pipe, rambling roses and other vines.
A closer look as I zoom in from where I was standing with the previous photo.
5 plump luscious nectarines!
The birds can't see and perhaps can't reach. They will be ripe enough to pick within days!
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Friday, 20 January 2012
This is one of the more unusual and beautiful Hips in the garden, it appears on one of the 'old fashioned' roses. That is how I refer to them. Someone told me they were English roses but I also seem to think they might be what My Mum called wild roses.
I didn't notice the shiny little iridescent bug until after I uploaded the photos.
Here is one open.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
At first I didn't know what these were but they amazed me shutting them selves up tightly in the heat of the day but opening to show their glorious Yellows and pinks in the cool of the morning and once the sun started to dip in the evening.
It was by accident when searching for something else in a diggers seed catalogue online that I found these listed as heritage flowers. They seed profusely so if any of my local friends would like some seed let me know and I'll collect some for you when these flowers finish later in the Summer.
They feature In the lower left fore ground of the above image. :)
Sunday, 1 January 2012
These beauties are on a grafted tree bearing two types of yellow fleshed plums. It is loaded this year and the birds are sampling just waiting. They have moved from the Apricot tree to a red skinned plum that is already ripe.
They will have a fight on their hands as these jems made the most delicious jam last summer and there is only one jar left!