Tuesday View (5th August)

Here is the view today – a lovely sunny summer’s day, with a light breeze and much less humid than it has been the past week…


The Perovskia is spreading its wings as you can see below, and sending up shoots nearby, while the red rose bush is bursting with new buds again. The creamy white Scabiosa ochroleuca and the pearly Succisella inflexa in the foreground add a little more airiness to the overall effect.


I got really excited today when I spotted a huge caterpillar on my Fennel… yes, the Swallowtail caterpillar! This makes up for not seeing the butterfly this year yet!


About 6cm long and as thick as my little finger. Isn’t it pretty? I shall be watching it carefully…

Have you seen any big caterpillars this summer?