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Aphrodisiac qualities of blackcurrants

Our blackcurrant bushes certainly seem to have set the ladybirds going . . .

Ladybirds on blackcurrant leaves in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

They’re at it everywhere . . .

Ladybirds on blackcurrant leaves in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

Fortunately, we don’t take a ‘not in my back yard’ approach . . .

Ladybirds on blackcurrant leaves in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . as we hope it’ll work up their appetite for eating aphids.

Meanwhile, a bee decided to ignore these goings-on by drinking . . .

Bee drinking from apple blossom in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . from the apple blossom . . .

Bee drinking from apple blossom in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . while a robin landed on the fence looking very pleased with itself . . .

Robin with insect in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

He’d got a takeaway in his beak . . .

Robin with insect in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

It looked like an insect, but I couldn’t tell exactly . . .

Robin with insect in garden in Ilfracombe, North Devon

It was certainly eat, drink and be merry in our garden this lunchtime.

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Colour splashes across Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe

It feels and looks like spring in the park as everything wakes up.

The daffodils are blazing across the grassy banks . . .

Daffodils in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . although the snowdrops are a little more subtle . . .

Snowdrops in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

Even a robin sits in a magnolia tree to survey the park . . .

Robin in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon

. . . and the ducks are pairing up and getting frisky.

Spring’s arriving.

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