Thursday, 12 June 2008

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly

Different varieties of lavender

Taking the pictures was going very well

Until....

What is THAT?! It's HUGE and buzzy.


14 comments:

  1. Tht last one made me laugh!. I have two lavender plants in my "garden" but they are not in flower yet.

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  2. caledonia took the words out of my mouth!

    great pictures, wow!

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  3. I love lavender, the smell takes me straight to summertime.. and is good for dealing with the pain of migraine.. don't know why but I find it instantly relaxing to smell it.

    Sage

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  4. I love walking through the local park when the lavender is in flower - it smells so beautiful..

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  5. I love the fiels of lavender! Just watching the pictures I can smell them!

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  6. Great pictures! You did the bee justice. I can just smell the Lavender.

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  7. Me too love Lavender, but must outburst too: what the heck is that bumble bee-thingy...? I've never seen anything like it over here!

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  8. Black body and those blue small wings? *I'm shaking my head*

    I'm heading over to Mark to ask if he knows!

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  9. The field of lavenders is beautiful and what kind of bug is that? It does look huge!

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  10. The big black bee is a kind of carpenter bee - named because they tunnel into wood to create their nests.

    They are pretty much harmless to humans -and are good pollinators

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  11. Hi A,
    Captain thought I might know what your bee was, well I can tell you it's a XYLOCOPA VIOLACEA. It is definately a warm climate bee not yet over here in UK, but I did see one when I was in France last year, it was quite a sight.

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  12. Thank you everyone! Lavender is my favourite scent, or one of them Scented roses are magnificent too.
    @Sage, I didn't know about lavender and migraines. I really must try that.
    Special thanks to Alison and Mark for telling me what the bee is. I can rest easy now:) And thank you too Lifecruiser for sending Mark over.
    @YTSL, the lavender is actually in our very small garden. I bought 6 tiny plants and they have flourished, but there are at least 3 different varieties.

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