Mum's garden is a perfect little nature reserve. It is situated in the beautiful Cotswold hills between Cirencester and Cheltenham and has the River Churn running along the bottom. There are plenty of both deciduous and coniferous trees and half the garden (the half that slopes down to the river) is left wild until it is cut back in early autumn.
After spending Saturday morning gardening (eternal weeding at this time of year!), I took a break and wandered down to the river with my camera. In the wild area I was very pleased to find a Common spotted Orchid, something that I've not noticed in the garden before. Another lovely flower is Betony.Along the river I was lucky enough to find both male and female Beautiful Demoiselles. These truely are BEAUTIFUL insects!
There were quite a few butterflies flitting around, mostly Meadow Browns and Ringlets, but I was only able to photograph this lovely Large Skipper.
Mum's veg patch was a place that needed much weeding, it looked a whole lot better at the end of the weekend!