The Rosemary Beetles had all disappeared after some strong winds, but they have reappeared now on the lavender

Despite living close to Doctors Pond in Great Dunmow we very rarely see damselflies in the area…indeed, this is only the second time I have seen one in our garden after 18 years of living here.

We are lucky enough to have a large area of lavender in our back garden. We didn’t plant it there, it just arrived one year and we have enjoyed it every year since…as have the local hoverflys, amongst others 😉


175/366 Lavender

We never planted Lavender in our garden, one year it just appeared and we’ve been enjoying it every year since.


So I invested in a very nice new Macro lens this week – 105mm f2.8 Nikon lens so you’re going to see a few of these over the weeks to come 😉

This is a hoverfly in the back garden in Great Dunmow – my macro technique needs perfecting, but we’ll get there!

Hoverfly on Lavender