In the summer you can enjoy the plants and flowers.
Sometimes there are also less nice moments. In June 2004 during a storm my staghorn
sumac has blown down. My woman complained sometimes about too much shade and
she was right.But nevertheless....
beautiful plant is the valerian
or Jupiter's beard. It always reminds me of our holidays in Ireland. There they were growing
and flowering everywhere in the walls. So they need not much water or fertile
soil. When they are out of flower, you can cut them off and you have in autumn
still nice flowers. An Atalanta on your trousers gives a good feeling.
In the pond the ĎFirecrest'
Waterlily (Nymphaea firecrest) is flowering much better now.
Iíve moved it to a more sunny place. Itís not a large species, but
thatís just nice. It flowers from June to September. Water depth:30to 80
centimetres. It has got the name fire (fire)because the colourof
the stamens. These change from yellow to orange. Flowers seem to
spread a sweet fragrance. But when you want to smell it, you have to put it
in a mini pond.
Against the house we have a Climbing
(Rosa New Dawn). In fact the spot is too dark in the summer, because the
shade of the chestnuts. Still it is flowering. Perhaps with less flowers,
but they are nice and smell delicious.
to late spring. On the winter page there is also a photo. The
pale pink blooms are scented.
(Gonepteryx rhamni) / Yellow knapweed
(Centaurea macrocephala) Wasp bee, Nomada spec. / Green
Alkanet, Evergreen Bugloss (Pentaglottis sempervirens)
Photos summer 2010.
Flowers and insects belong together. I enjoy both. Both belong in the garden. Although some insects are harmful
to plants. Mostly the plants will survive when they grow on the right place.
There is so much to tell. I hope you will visit my insect pages. (And of course
the page about the enemy number one... the spider!)
About these beautiful flowers you can find information on the page "summerflowers".
White-banded Drone Fly (Volucella pellucens) / Field
Scabious (Knautia Arvensis)
Two photos August 2007
Verlichtingsavond (lighting evening) in Bergen 2010.
The first Wednesday in August, we have "verlichtingsavond" in Bergen. I
take all the glasses and pots from the attic. At night we put tea lights
into the glasses.
There are always many visitors in the village.
The first "verlichtingsavond" was a lot of years ago. Namely in 1926.