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Bug Day

Is there a ‘Garden Bloggers Bug Day’? Just kidding, I couldn’t actually cope with another ‘gardening meme‘ – there are so many great ones and simply not enough time to join in with all of them, but as I always seem to be posting about bugs and know of at least two other bloggers that do it too, it got me wondering whether it’s just the few of us that are so fascinated by the bugs we encounter in the garden or are there more of us out there? If anyone did start one I’d certainly have plenty of material to contribute. Sometimes I seem to have more bugs than blooms 🙂

Look who’s back! I could cry!

Mole damage, Again!

Then we have a good guy … I love photographing them especially when I see them on lovely blooms

Lovely bees all over the blooms

And then this one looks ordinary enough and I leave them be even though they cause lots of damage to foliage. At this time of year it hardly seems to matter because everything is going to be getting a jolly good cut back one of these days. So I just let them eat!


I read somewhere that these markings are supposed to scare predators into thinking they are big and scary … I think they are remarkable (and kinda scary)!

Caterpillar "face"I suspect the caterpillar will morph into this …

Big moth

And then look who’s eating whom!


I don’t have any gloriously exotic bugs to show. But hey, they’re mine!

Who’s been eating your garden lately?


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Whats bugging me today!

Hi Chris, I was so interested in your blog post the other day on the bugs and creatures in your garden, that I decided to take a walk around my garden too, to see if I can also come up with some interesting bug-a-boos! I was so amazed at what I saw! Maybe you and our friends out there can recognise some of them!

[one_half]Cabbage Butterfly caterpillarsCabbage White Butterfly caterpillar[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Aphids on rose budAphids and ants on my rosebuds[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Huge mothHuge moth – not sure what it is![/one_half]

[one_half_last]GrasshopperGrasshopper – well camouflaged[/one_half_last]

[one_half]What is this bug?What is this bug??[/one_half]

[one_half_last]White flyWhite fly – look how small[/one_half_last]