My goodness, it was hotter there than it was here! Those carrots and Zephyr squash look lovely together. I struggle to grow carrots and yours look great!
Carrot-growing is a bit hit or miss but taking lots of stones out of the soil and adding a bit of sand does help, plus the anti-fly mesh too of course
It is great to see all the different beneficial insects! The butterflies are lovely too. You seem to have more kinds than we do, though we do have a lot of the ones we do have.
Yes a lot of the butterflies seem to be the same or very similar to where you live in the US Dave. The insects are a sign things are healthy I reckon!
Sue,we are fortunate to have a wide range of plants they use for breeding, as well as feeding, which helps boost numbers
What a wonderful assortment of vegetables! And I love the flowers, too!
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Lea @ Lea's Menagerie
Thank you Lea. I do grow a lot of flowers as insects love them as well as giving lots to cut to bring home
I love the insect photos, I'm hoping we have more butterflies this year as they have been lacking in number over the last two years
It is great to have such a choice of berries to eat/cook/preserve at this time in the year...moving on to blackberries here soon, too!
What a lovely collection of berries you have! I thought about making blueberry jam myself but in the end decided we enjoyed eating them fresh. I did make a blackberry/blueberry crisp with a few.
I have a large clump of Monarda here. It took a couple of years to take off, but now it is going great and the bees and butterflies love it! Your calabrese is lovely, and I'll have to try the stalks.
I am hoping to be able to move the Monarda out of the pot into the ground in the Autumn as it is huge! Peel the calabrese stalks first and they are delicious!
Thanks Mark. What a shame about your parsnips... I could always trade some of mine for some wild fungi in the Autumn lol Maybe try covering the bed once sown until the seeds germinate?
What a great collection of veg! I'm sad to have no Parsnips to thin this year - mine were a total washout, 0% even after a second sowing.