Butterflies loving the alliums

These pictures were taken earlier in August when the alliums were in full flower – the red admiral and the peacock butterflies could not get enough of them.

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30 July 2017

Literally a few ‘snapshots’ of the garden this morning.

 

alliums growing through acer

 

St John’s wort with marjoram and day lilies

 

bee enjoying the elecampane (herb)

 

gooseberries ripening (Hinomaki red)

 

Chokeberry (aronia) – the birds are eating these berries today

 

tree onions and marjoram

 

Polyculture patches 3 and 4

 

alliums and salsify growing through nasturtiums

 

pathway through to apple tree edged with herbs

Chives, chives and more chives

These photos were taken last weekend, the bees were loving the flowers, different ones on forget me nots, chives and other flowers.

 

Lamb’s lettuce in flower, chives and Welsh onions

 

Chives and forget me nots

 

Chives with bees if you look closely

 

‘Spring’ polyculture, including chives, other onions, kales, Good King Henry and much more

May 2016

The garden in early May last year!  I forgot to post it at the time and just found it in the drafts folder.

Apple blossom

 

Sunset apple in bloom
Sunset apple in bloom, May 2017, planted 2014

 

Red Devil apple in bloom, May 2017
 Fan trained Red Devil apple, May 2017 with lathyrus latifolius climbing up, planted 2017

 

27 December 2016

 

 

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Perennial polyculture beds still frosty
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leaf beet (left) radish still growing (right)
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onions the greengrocer was throwing out (for sprouting) planted in summer and clearly pretty hardy!
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next year’s lamb’s lettuce
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one of two fruit trees that has not lost its’ leaves yet and still looks like it’s making new growth
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calendula and radish are still flowering
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frosty polycultures
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our new sitting out area
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turfs from the new patio area turned upside down on a polyculture bed

 

May to November in polycultures

May to July 2016

 

 

 

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Polyculture 1, May 2016
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Polycultures 2 to 4, May 2016
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View across garden, May 2016

June 2016

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Polyculture 2 June 2016
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Polyculture 2, beans just planted June 2016

July 2016

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Polyculture 1 across to 4, July 2016
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Polyculture 1 towards 4,July 2016

 

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Garlic chives, nasturtium, fennel and more polyculture 3, July 2016

August 2016

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Salsify seed head polyculture 2, August 2016
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Edge of polyculture 2, August 2016
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Polyculture 2, August 2016
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Polyculture 1, August 2016
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Polyculture 2, August 2016

September to November 2016

 

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Polyculture 4, September 2016
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Polyculture 2 – 4 October 2016
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Polyculture 1, November 2016