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Red Admiral on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'    Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

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Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

Cabbage White caterpillars on my Nero di Toscana kale. Sometimes you just have to admit defeat.

Cabbage White caterpillars on my Nero di Toscana kale. Sometimes you just have to admit defeat.

Burnet moth on knapweed/Zygaena filipendulae on Centaurea nigra

Meadows in mind

I have been lying in the long grass recently, even though it was the dead of winter. At Christmas I received a nice little crop of books, two of which were based more or less loosely around the lif…

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Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

Comma, correctly placed.

Comma, correctly placed.

Swallowtail butterfly, France Painting & Drawing, Bees, Butterflies, Insects, France, Drawings, Illustration, Animals, Honey Bees

Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

For some reason it seemed that the road verges of the Cotswolds were extra floriferous this year. I had to stop on my way home from work at The Cotswold Wildlife Park one evening to take photos of thistles; there was a party going on in each one.

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For some reason it seemed that the road verges of the Cotswolds were extra floriferous this year. I had to stop on my way home from work at The Cotswold Wildlife Park one evening to take photos of thistles; there was a party going on in each one.

A glorious, still day in June - just right for damselflies laying their eggs in the pond. I was a volunteer at Hidcote while studying horticulture, years ago, and have enjoyed watching the garden come to life again after a major injection of funds and work.

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A glorious, still day in June - just right for damselflies laying their eggs in the pond. I was a volunteer at Hidcote while studying horticulture, years ago, and have enjoyed watching the garden come to life again after a major injection of funds and work.

Ichneumon wasp on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'. V stately flier.

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“Interesting wasp on my Aster (and yes, this still is an Aster). Can any entos ID it for me please? V stately flier.”

Livingstone's Tsetse fly.   Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

Harriet Rycroft (HarrietRycroft) on Twitter

Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds

Spot the ladybird.

Spot the ladybird.

Greenbottle on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Greenbottle on Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Coming in to land.

Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft)

The latest Tweets from Harriet Rycroft (@HarrietRycroft). Notorious pot planter. Professional gardener, writer. I give illustrated (with my own photos) talks/practical demonstrations about gardening in containers. Cotswolds