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Waking up in the park and garden

The alarm clock seems to have gone off for many plants which are springing to life.

At Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon, we have blossom on trees, blooming daffodils and snowdrops in flower.

Blossom in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon Snowdrops in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon Daffodils in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

In our garden the chives, mint and lemon balm are waking up.

Chives in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon Lemon balm in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon Mint in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Camellias, fuschias and hyacinths are also emerging . . .Camellia bud in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon Fuschsia shoot in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon Hyacinth in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . and crocuses and heather are blooming.

Crocus in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon Heather flowering in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

A wonderful time of year.

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Elephant hawk moth on my fuchsias again

 Two years ago I found this fellow on one of our fuchsias . . .

Adult elephant hawk moth on a fuchsia

Adult elephant hawk moth on a fuchsia

This year we found this chap (or lady) on a different fuchisa bush . . .

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

This bears out what the books say about elephant hawk moths liking fuchsias . . .

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

These fuchsia leaves are tasty!

He was still chomping away a few days later . . .

Elephant hawk moth caterpillar eating fuchsia leaves

This elephant hawk moth caterpillar has a hearty appetite for fuchsia leaves

. . . so perhaps next summer we’ll see him as an adult?

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