On the afternoon of this decidedly sultry summer’s day I cleared up the Head Gardener’s debris from the morning, then followed insects around with my camera.
Small White butterflies sought camouflage among Erigeron and rented verbena bonariensis accommodation from
bees and flies
which tested the strength of the Erigeron.
A bluebottle clung to hebe leaves.
This busy bee made safe landing in a bristly borage;
bidens attracted others;
further examples flitted in the Palm Bed from Rozanne geraniums to purple alliums, while in Margery’s Bed
more explored hollyhocks.
This evening we dined on Hordle Chinese Take Away’s excellent fare with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2019.