~ a gardening and allotment notebook
Astrantia are one of my favourites in the garden. Even more so when they are covered in bees!
A favourite with me too Angie. The bees are a welcome bonus.
Plenty of buzzing in the borders this year.
Thanks for your comment Jessica. There is indeed plenty of singing and buzzing afoot.
The Bees and the Butterflies certainly like the Astrantia.
I don't think I've noticed them particularly attracting butterflies Brian but that maybe because most of my astrantias are in a shady north facing border ..... either that or I'm never out when the butterflies are browsing on them.
It just so happened I had posted a picture of A Gatekeeper Butterfly on astrantia a couple of days ago.( It was originally wrongly named.)
Lovely photo, Anna. I've just put a few astrantias in the garden this year and hoping they'll clump up in years to come. Soon there won't be room for veg!!
Another vote for astrantias and one for bumble bees too.
Such a pretty flower - perfect with the addition of the bee.
I was never a big fan of William Carlos Williams, but what a perfect description! Beautiful!
Lovely description which sums up summer very succinctly. Why then, am I already plagued by thoughts of winter when I just want to enjoy the moment NOW !! :-)
A lovely photograph and I like the quote. It would make a great greetings card.
I can't grow astrantia - guess my garden is too dry and shaded - love yours :-)
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