- 15 Nov 2015
Much more useful than the fungi growing in my garden at the moment, Phallus impudicus. There are six or seven out at the moment and they really are stink horns.
I always like to find a stinkhorn, they are very interesting and quite funny!
I think the first one (on the Agapanthus) might be Eupeodes bucculatus, which is <"rare in the UK">They are both hoverflies and completely harmless.
I'm pretty sure that is right.
Ah thanks, I know the regular hoverfly is harmless, there are literally hundreds of those in the garden. The other one looked strange to me and living near woods and horses has made me cautious with flying critters. I never knew how many bugs can bite till we moved here 😆 I distrust anything not on or near flowers, especially right after rain. Just now got bitten again by a horsefly walking the dog near meadows with horses.They are both hoverflies and completely harmless. The second bigger one is, I think, Volucella pullucens Pellucid Fly | NatureSpot
I've had lots of its larger relative Volucella zonatus, hanging around the eryngiums this year.
Nice persicaria by the way. I love that plant and so do the wasps, they seem to get drunk on it in their retirement in late summer before the winter takes them.
Looks great with the root structure but whats the wood?Been doing a bit of structural work in our front garden. Thought I might use the result as the centerpiece for an aquascaper 900 build. What do y'all think?
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Obviously I'd actually have to buy an aquascaper 900 and then reinforce the floor where it was sited to carry this plan out, but those are minor details.