This blog, mostly photographs with little text, is a record of another year in the life of our garden. For the derivation of the title 'Insnared with Flowers' (original spelling) click here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gooseberry Pollination

 Spring moves on apace - the Forsythia flowers are past their best and some have fallen into the rainwater-filled wheelbarrow parked underneath.
The elegant blooms of snake'shead fritillaries.

The gooseberry bushes are in full flower and fortunately there are...

.. plenty of honeybees...

... and queen wasps around to pollinate them

The first of this season's orange tip butterflies emerged today and visited the honesty flowers that have recently begun to open.

No shortage of 7-spot ladybirds. I don't think I've ever seen so many early in the season.

The daffodils are past their peak but the tulips are just begiining to open...

.... with Tulipa tarda leading the way

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