Sunday, 6 June 2010

Lupins

The purple lupins are in full bloom at the moment. I'm not sure why, but the purple ones always seem to flower first, followed by the pink and white ones (shame I never seem to get yellow, orange or red ones when I grow them from seed).

Although not native to the UK, lupins are very popular with the insects, especially the bees, but I've not seen a dragonfly on one until today:


Female broad-bodied chaser.



I couldn't resist taking some photographs whilst the sprinkler was on this evening:

2 comments:

ADRIAN said...

The lupins are spectacular but the Chaser steals the show......Beautiful!

GB said...

Much as I love lupins I think I would have great difficulty growing them because of the wind ad their height. However the last few years I did have one place where foxgloves grew so I might give it a try.