It has been quite a bit of time between posts, but not a massive lot has happened in our garden since my last post. We did, however, lose our much-loved dog to old age about a month ago. The garden doesn’t seem to be the same without her asleep in the sun.
It has been a rather strange start to spring this year. We are now almost two-thirds of the way through spring and the weather is now only starting to warm up a bit. We have had a large amount of rain, which has caused a big influx of mosquitoes. There has also been a big influx of hoverflies (Melangyna viridiceps), which we are very happy about. For those who don’t know, they are beneficial insects in the garden as they pollinate flowers and their larvae feed on aphids.
Other little critters have been enjoying the milder weather as well, like the unidentified insect below.
Below is a selection of photos of flowers that we have been enjoying recently in our garden: