Six on Saturday | Flutterbies

Thought I’d finish this month with some of the butterfly photos I have managed to find. Some in my garden, some from Trebah and some from Trelissick gardens, another lovely place on the Fal estuary for a walk at any time of the year.

Small Copper on Rudbeckia fulgida ‘Goldsturm’. Trebah Gardens. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Red Admiral on Clerodendrum  trichotomum var. fargesii.  Trebah Gardens. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Gatekeeper on Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop. My garden. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Large Cabbage White (female) on Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘White’. My garden. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Painted Lady on Dahlia ‘Edge of Joy’. My garden. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.
Red Admiral on Hydrangea (with bees). Trelissick Garden. August 2019. Click image to enlarge.

I haven’t been doing a lot in my garden these last few weeks, other than weeding and clearing, but there are a few new arrivals that I will introduce to you shortly. More tidying up to do and some transplanting before the next phase of the garden begins. Spring bulb planting. As my son has keenly noticed, gardening is much more full on than a lot of non-gardening people realise 🙂

As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world

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Six on Saturday


  1. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Stunning butterflies images.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you, they were quite obliging 🙂

  2. Leya says:

    Wonderful shots of these beauties, Jude! Sedated? No, I know you have to be patient!

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    Very vibrant and beautiful photos, Jude. Love the first and third ones particularly.

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    So you must be the one who first introduced me to the word flutterby. I love it … it is such an appropriate name for these delightful little creatures! Now it is the first word that comes to mind whenever I see one.

    1. Heyjude says:

      My daughter called them that when she was about 18 months old. Most appropriate!

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Your little daughter was very wise. She got it right while rest of the world was saying it wrong.

  5. Thom Hickey says:

    Wonderfully cheering images.

    Regards Thom

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Thom

  6. bushboy says:

    One of my favourites for 2019 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope there are more butterflies next year, this one was poor in my garden. Hope all is well with you Brian!

      1. bushboy says:

        I hope for more butterflies as well Jude. All is going OK thanks. Have a Happy New Year 🙂

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