Monday, 27 June 2016

Day 26: Tend the garden

Day 26 and no time for anything special for 30 Days Wild as the garden needed some attention: weeding and dead-heading.

Hoverfly on geum

Rosemary beetle feeding, unsurprisingly, on my rosemary bush. I thought it was really pretty with its shiny blue and red stripes. Of course I then found out it's a pest!

The marsh (?) orchid is almost fully in bloom.

This cocoon was on the underside of a gooseberry leaf. Does anyone know what it is? I'm wondering if it might be the magpie moth I saw recently?

How do snails manage to scale the prickliest of plants? My fingers were stabbed several times just harvesting the berries.

And here's what I harvested, 1.1kg, and there are still more on the bush. It's been a really good harvest again this year.

Hawthorn shield bug

I suppose I should have tried to do something more exciting on the last weekend of the challenge. However, in some ways it's also fitting as it shows you don't have to go much further than your front door to enjoy nature :)


  1. Some great wild finds here!

  2. Wow, your gooseberries!!!! The Rosemary bug is so pretty!