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Attracting Painted Ladies to Yorkshire.


Attracting Painted Ladies to Yorkshire.

No sign of them till told you cant attract painted ladies dressed like that ! So put on my best bib and tucker and they flocked here ..neighbour owns a Porsche which helped lol



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Nice one BB :)

7 Aug, 2009

 

damm that means ill never get one in my garden, not with the half finished patio and all the rubbish in the corner waiting till i order a skip lol

good shot BB

7 Aug, 2009

 

Top pic, as always BB...;0)=

7 Aug, 2009

amy
Amy
 

So it,s dress shirt and bow tie for gardening now is it BB ... LOL..

7 Aug, 2009

 

So it wasn't strange cloud formations over Britain, it was clouds of Painted Ladies heading for your garden! None here in Kent today and no sunshine either :(

7 Aug, 2009

 

Beautifully taken, BB...

7 Aug, 2009

 

Well captured BB, lovely markings on this little Lady!

7 Aug, 2009

 

Well done BB..your first visitor on your new buddleia?

7 Aug, 2009

 

Love it Ray/Jane! As I'm always in my scruffs, there's no chance they'll visit me.

7 Aug, 2009

 

Lovely pic BB......

7 Aug, 2009

 

nice pic BB, ive seen a buddleia which has seeded from the base of a lamppost and i want baz to come with me and try get it out, it will only get disguarded by the council workers if i dont have it, i looked tonight and still there. ummm

7 Aug, 2009

 

Go for it San - it will have a much better life with you x

7 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks for the advice Bonkers. I've had a sign on my shed saying "Painted Ladies Welcome" for a few years now but no takers. Can't afford a Porsche but will try changing my socks. Do you think that will work?

8 Aug, 2009

 

thanx dawn, i think so to, :o)

8 Aug, 2009

 

You did brilliantly to catch this one BB, I tried but the Buddleja was waving about in the breeze and the butterfly was flapping around, complete disaster. You have the magic touch, perhaps I should have changed out of my working gear.

9 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks all - where to start ? Almost given up hope as no signs here of the clouds of them arriving this year.

He he Eileen think they went to posh places first so slumming it now .. that said cant believe Toto not seen painted ladies in Essex you need to get out of the shed more often lol

Sandra leaning on lamposts in Blackpool reminds me of someone my dad used to talk about ...

Aye same problem here Doc b till wind dropped.Less fibre in the diet helps too.

10 Aug, 2009

 

Beautiful Picture well caught love the Buddleia too.

10 Aug, 2009

 

I'm leaning on the lampost at the corner of the street
until a certain painted lady comes by
I'm a budliah
I try
until a certain painted lady comes by.

Don't know if it's my colouring
or perfume I give off
or if it's a man standing there
who thinks that he's a toff.

The butterfly
she flutters by
and lands and then takes off
All I do is flower well
my scent attracts the moth

I'm leaning on the lampost at the corner of the street
until a certain painted lady comes by.

10 Aug, 2009

 

lol, very good lindak :o))

10 Aug, 2009

 

good picture BB

10 Aug, 2009

 

Lovely BB few and far between in our garden this year, perhaps we need a Buddleia in the garden, if only we had the room.

10 Aug, 2009

 

lol BB just saw that when looking back , i`d have to pay them he he

10 Aug, 2009

 

Oh Sandra lol ..and double lol I was thinking about George Formby as in Lindas great verse ..not erm well and if i was dont think my dad would ever admit to it !

11 Aug, 2009

 

oops sorry BB, dont really remember george formby, mind you havent been on the streets either he he

11 Aug, 2009

 

Thats not what Blackpool council officials think as they close in on the phantom buddleia burglar ... sorry thought GF was famous in your parts ..

11 Aug, 2009

 

yes think your right but before my time BB lol, heard my mum say things about him, and did he play a banjo, lol about the coucil closing in on me he he

11 Aug, 2009

 

He played a ukelele and did a lot of looking in peoples windows as I remember.

11 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks Doc b never actually met him Sandra before my time too ..believe it or not !

11 Aug, 2009

 

baz just sang the song, well in a fshion lol i know it now, having a blonde day i think, even though im dark now he he, and yes i believe you BB, your to young im sure

11 Aug, 2009

 

Oh you flatterer Sandra .. so you got me down below 80 have you ?

11 Aug, 2009

 

well below that BB, you have a young attitude to life so im not sure, tough one, not heard you mention kids so either grown up or you havent any, so 50`s or 60`s i think praying here with fingers crossed i havent upset you lol

12 Aug, 2009

 

I only know from what my Mother told me. (Did I get away with that do you think?).

12 Aug, 2009

 

by the skin of your teeth doc lol

12 Aug, 2009

 

Phew!! thanks.

12 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ah, Toto changing his socks at last and Lindak composing poetry. All human life is here! lol

Great shot Bb - I've had LOADS of these too this year, plus lots of peacocks and at least one red admiral. What I've not seen at all is the little tortoiseshells that are usually so common - wonder what's going on with those this year?

15 Aug, 2009

 

Funny that Sid...just seen a couple of small tortoiseshells in garden today.Lots and lots of whites and Painted Ladies.Its wonderful !

15 Aug, 2009

 

Seen plenty of different butterflies now. I was beginning to wonder where they all were.

16 Aug, 2009

 

Agree Lindak,have seen lots of them this week and just in time as the buddleias are going over here now !

16 Aug, 2009

 

Great photo BB!
Looks like a "butterfly bush"! I have one of those also and it is a "humming-bird magnet"! Nice!

17 Aug, 2009

 

Same here Bonkersbon the floweres are browning now, the berries on trees and shrubs seem to be early again in ripening this year too.It's raining at the moment but the weathermen say we are going to have a reasonable few days.

17 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

I deadhead by budlehja to prolong flowering....

17 Aug, 2009

 

Thanks all.Thats a good tip Sid. Lindak....beautiful sunny day today but still strong warm winds !

17 Aug, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Just uploaded some pics of my buddleja and some of the flutterbys ;-)

17 Aug, 2009

 

We had three hedgehogs in the garden last night. One of them was a baby one. We are off on a trip around the peak district with a few church members in a mini bus and are having tea out so am looking forward to it. Must remember to take the sunhat.....

18 Aug, 2009

 

Enjoy your trip Lindak! How lovely to see a baby hedgehog........

19 Aug, 2009



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