Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Fence, Flutters and Flowers.


A recent wander below the slopes at Denbies Hillside provided another opportunity to grab some shots for this week's edition of  'Good Fences' of the original iron Estate fence with its ornate fittings.


Wild flowers abound alongside the track including Oxeye Daisy, Bird's-foot-trefoil (with attendant female Five-spot Burnet), Honeysuckle, Buttercup and Crane's-bill.

A male Common Blue on Bird's-foot-trefoil, one of the caterpillar's food plants.

A well camouflaged Green Hairstreak deep within the grassy sword.

While back at home the trellis fencing supports two roses; 'Mme Alfred Carrière' and 'Compassion' with 'Mum in a Million' in a pot nearby; all currently producing an abundance of fragrant blooms.

Elsewhere in the garden the recent rain and sunshine has helped the central border to flourish with a varied collection of hardy Geraniums, the first flower on Clematis 'Scartho Gem' planted last year, the dainty red spray of a Heuchera, the ever spreading Aquilegia 'William Guiness' plus the drooping fragrant bunches of Lilac flowers.

Linking to:
Good Fences
Today's Flowers
Floral Friday Photos

12 comments:

  1. i like that gate and such colorful little butterflies and flowers! beautiful!

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  2. I love the butterflies and the flowers. We still haven't had many butterflies here.

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  3. beautiful blooms and visitors, but i am completely fascinated by that gate. wow.... just wow....

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  4. The detail in the gate posts is remarkable! Lovely colours everywhere you look too! Very enjoyable nature shots!

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  5. I love flowers of all kinds and yours were just gorgeous.
    The butterflies were so pretty. That green one was so different and yes well camoflauged. - Nice fence/gate. It was really unique and just super cool looking.

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  6. That gate is cool, lovely photos, the Hairstreak is so pretty.

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  7. That is a very unusual gate. It looks like the two uprights are used to tighten the barbed wire. I've never seen anything like it and I wish I had it down at my old caravan because the cows keep stretching the barbed wire. I love all in the critter images and you have lovely flowers in the garden.

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  8. love all your flowers and of course the butterflies. That iron gate is really lovely.

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  9. I love the little blue butterfly. And the fence. Thanks for your comment on my blog!

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  10. Oh those green and blue butterflies. You get me every time you post them. Love the flowers too. Carol

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  11. Great title, love each and every photo and thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers. I always appreciate your kindness in doing so :)

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  12. Wonderful shots, Frank. It's cold, wet and grey in Melbourne at the moment, so good to get a dose of Spring from your blog.
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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