Thursday, June 01, 2017

Triffids Amongst the Blackberries


  I'm just back from my first sea swim of the season, and have just enough wits about me to share these few photos from the end of May (the 28th). They should tide us over until I can come up with something a bit more interesting:

A cinnabar moth seen on a walk into Northrepps

From the Sidestrand/Northrepps border in Overstrand, Cromer Lighthouse in the distance, with Overstrand allotments looking like a small shanty town on the other side of the field.


At the allotment there's a foxglove amongst the comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

I'm going to need The Official Plant-Spotter of Castlette DeVice and its Extensive Witchdom for this one: Help, Jon?

Aquilegia (being snuck up on by some pesky goosegrass (Galium aparine)

"When we grow up, we're going to be apples!"

Yaaarrrgh! A Triffid!!!

Oh, wait... It's just an iris

Back home: the Spring gardens of Castlette DeVice

Seen from the paysho*: A buzzard being set upon by Beaky's cousins





  No, really. That's it.

* The paysho of Castlette DeVice, not the paysho from the link as that's The Parents' at their old house.

15 comments:

  1. Aside from the Beaky pix, it looks like you have had some really nice sunny Spring days.

    We are have several days of scattered rain here, which is a very good thing before the Hellish Summer begins.

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    1. It has been surprisingly lovely here for the past couple of weeks, LẌ. Warm days with a few scattered showers - ideal Spring weather.

      I don't envy you your Hellish Summer - I hope you manage to stay cool.

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  2. "My Messerschmidt came in shaking over Yarmouth" is what popped up in my head when I saw those birds, sorry.
    I very much like those views over land and sea, and your gardens are a sheer delight.

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    1. Ha! I like it, Mago! Those corvids are rather like a squadron of fighters harrowing a bomber.

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  3. Great garden escapees? Lovely photos once again darling... the triffid is delightful tho I'm not sure I've ever seen the yellow clustered spikes before. Perhaps they are an indigenous species and one that was left out of the whole Tranportation kerfuffle...

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    1. The Official Plant-Spotter of Castlette DeVice and its Extensive Witchdom has weighed in, and it seems like Oz was spared this particular invasion.

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    1. Hold that thought until we know who's won the election - you may change your mind...

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  5. Why you didn't take advantage of the second photo to do your best Maria Von Trapp impression is beyond me.


    Loving the Aquilegia!

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  6. 'Tis a glorious time of year... Jx

    PS Speaking of "Triffids" - today's Mystery Guest is the delightfully-names Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia) - another invasive beast if not kept under control.

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    1. Thank you most kindly, Jon! It is a rather vigorous entity and is spreading a little quicker than I would like...

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  7. Oh I like the walled garden. Was it laid out by Capability Brown?
    Actually I recently had a walk into the country myself. It was terrible - a cow stared at me over a gate and I swear the famous five cycled past me. I rushed back into the city to the safety of muggers, homeless people and armed police!

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    1. Capability Brown? No, Mildly Effective Mauve, I'm lead to believe...

      A countryside walk? You?! It must have been an horrendous experience for you. Did the FF throw lashings and lashings of ginger beer in your face as they whizzed past? They're a bugger for that if they spot an interloper.

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