Its been a while since I have had a chance to write and blog about my garden. Work has been taking up all of my time and before the sun sets, I dash out and take some photos or just play with the chickens in the garden (they always need supervision nowadays – no free run of the place!) This is the time I can really look closely at whats happening in my garden. I can really see the difference and September brought some strange growths – remember the fungus? – and the bugs have started to come out in full force. It is midge season – argh!!! They are small gnat-like flies that bite like the dickens! They come out as the sun is setting and jump all over you. Once they crawl under your sleeve they are more than likely looking for a bite! The chickens’ feather are full of them…I have to give the girls a real rub down to dislodge these critters…. they are worse than mosquitos!

But lets rather look at the interesting bugs in my garden, shall we?…….

Shiny armour – not sure if friend or foe

Looks like he is made of gold!



Not a fly nor is it a bee ….any guesses?? A fly in bee’s clothing?? A bee in fly’s clothing ??

 

Here’s the real bee! Not an imposter!

The bees love the blue flowers!

 

Butterflies everywhere!

Enjoying the sun’s rays!

Whats bugging you in your garden?

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