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Wildlife in July

Summer is a great time to see Butterflies, thanks to Buddleja growing just about anywhere, you can see these beautiful creatures in urban places as well as suburban and rural.

Below are three short videos acting as a guide to the Butterflies of High Summer:

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017

Last year I did separate videos of my interviews with the atย gardening celebs / presenters and garden designers.

This year I thought it would be better to edit the interviews etc of the show, into one video and that’s exactly what I’ve done in the short video below:

You can see last years videos by clicking:ย here!

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Day 18 – 30 Days Wild

What Caught My Eye 

#30DaysWild

#30DaysWild

For day 18, I decided I would take a picture of whatever caught my eye.  The first thing that did, was a lovely Green Shield Bug! ๐Ÿ™‚

A Green Shield Bug perched on my parents livingroom window.

A Green Shield Bug perched on my parents livingroom window.

Later I went to visit my friend Laura’s pet shop, CavyNoodle Pets UK – in a village called Rubery.  The shop more or less has a Wildlife Garden out back, where various wildflowers pop up.  The Sweet Pea below, stood out to me.

I forgot how large Sweet Pea flowers and leaves grow.

This Sweet Pea is growing wild, so its’ flowers and leaves are larger than the cultivated varieties.

On the way back, I remembered the Shinning Cranesbill I passed on the walk down to Rubery was very red!  So on my way back up, I snapped a couple pictures.

It'd be really cool, if this whole path was lined with the red plants!

It’d be really cool, if this whole path was lined with red Shinning Cranesbill!


A closer view for you.

A closer view for you.

These particular plants are red in colour due to the dry weather – therefore are nutrient starved, shutting down/stopping chlorophyll production and going to seed quite early.  The remaining sugars in the leaves give it its’ red pigment.  In away, the sugars have caramelised ๐Ÿ˜€

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