Also known as Ramsoms, Buckrams, Broad-leaved Garlic, Wood Garlic, Bear Leek or Bears Garlic. This plant is a relative of chives native to Europe and Asia. It flowers in the spring and fills the air with the aroma of garlic. This plant was one of many growing in a raised bed that runs along the path at our local beach here in Turkey.
Friday, 18 April 2014
This delicate plant growing on the our local beach, here in Turkey, is the Searocket. It is an annual, succulent plant with flowers of four petals typically pale mauve to white. It is widespread around Europe and in recent years has been introduced to many other parts of the world.
Saturday, 5 April 2014
The Painted Butterfly or Cosmopolitan, is the most widespread of all butterflies, found everywhere except Antarctica and South America. These were spotted flying around the wild flowers growing on our local beach here in Turkey.
Friday, 4 April 2014
These Bumble Bees are widespread and common throughout Europe. As well as their white bum, which unfortunately you cannot see on this picture, they have a broad band of yellow just behind their heads and then a second one lower down on their bodies. This Bumble Bee is sitting on a carpet of Purple Ice Plant flowers.
This small to medium shrub is native to New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. It's leaves resemble Rosemary and it produces clusters or red or pink flowers from Winter to Spring. The flowers are rich in nectar and so are very popular with all the pollen collecting insects and birds. This one is growing in our friends garden here in Turkey.