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HOVERFLIES AT THE DELL

 

GREETING CARDS TO BUY 2021

 

TREE FELLING AND PLANTING AT THE DELL WINTER 2020

 

BEES AT THE DELL

 

MIRELLE'S GARDEN - OCTOBER

 

THE DINGLE SHREWSBURY

BY STAN SEDMAN M.B.E.

 

NORWICH BARRIER BASKETS

 

NORWICH PEAT FREE BASKET

AND PLANTERS

 

THE ROYAL GARDENS WINDSOR 1975

 

MORE MEMORIES AT WINDSOR

 

EARLHAM PARK NURSERY

1977 - 1990

 

MORE MEMORIES EARLHAM PARK NURSERY

 

B.A.S.I.S. TRAINING - CONTROL OF PESTS AND DISEASES

 

Welcome To Terry and Mirelle's Website

Our plans for 2022, Terry's second full retirement year are to keep developing our one acre rural Norfolk garden, walks along the Norfolk coasts and travel a bit more, gardening and the environment is wonderful for Health and Well Being.

 

In January, our Tree Surgeon friend Steve felled our last remaining diseased mature Ash Tree (Fraxinus excelsior), Mirelle cleared the surrounding bank area quickly to avoid damage to emerging Snowdrops (Galanthus).

We sourced 12 replacement trees, 1 Parottia persica Vanessa, 2 Acer, Kelly's Gold and a Platinoides, 2 Sorbus, Autumn Spire and Vilmoronii, 3 Flowering Cherries, Prunus Snowgoose, litigoisa (Tassle Tree) and Yedoensis Ivensii, 1 Prunus insitita Golden Sphere (Mirabelle Plum), 3 Corylus Red Cracker (Hazel) to replace 8 Ash Trees that had to be felled January 2021 and January 2022, the replacement trees should help BIODIVERSITY as well as interest and colour.

Trees are Crucial For Our Planet - Replace Lost Trees with Appropriate Genus/species - Seek Advice.

 

We are replacing 3 Fruit Trees, Prunus avium Stella (Cherry), Prunus domestica Herman (Plum) Pyrus Invincible (Pear)

 

During 2021 we noticed a increase of Hoverflies, taking a great interest, Terry decided to study photographing from March until November and submitting to UK Hoverflies https://www.facebook.com/groups/609272232450940/ for identification confirmation and to record, a new HOVERFLIES AT THE DELL web page showing Genus and species that feed and rest on plants at The Dell is now available to read on our website.

We Hope You Grow Plants To Support Hoverflies As Well As Bees, Butterflies and Beneficial Insects.

 

During 2021 we also noticed an increase of Dragonflies, we are not sure why, could it have been a reduced leaf canopy or/and a replacement large pond liner and pond planting as well as a new smaller Lily pond.

Terry aims to update the INSECTS IN THE GARDEN web page to include photographs of the 2021 Dragonflies as well as many more insects photographed in 2021, Terry and Mirelle also aim to take more photos of Butterfly, Moths and Caterpillars seen at The Dell to create a new web page during the winter of 2022/23.

 

During 2021 Mirelle removed much of our Box Blighted (Calonectria pseudonaviculata and C. henricotiae) edging as it was dying and with lots of Box Moth (Cydalima perspectalis) closeby in Norwich, we decided to replace using Stachys lanata, it is drought tolerant and good for Biodiversity, Bees love the flowers.

 

Mirelle has been busy constructing new Flint walls and features including around the new Lily and Iris Pond soon to be landscape planted using Bearded Iris, Agapanthus and Nepeta and other Rabbit tolerant plants!

 

During the winter months we sourced some bargain bulbs in store and online, we are looking forward to growing two new Alliums to us in 2022 Red Mohican and Cherry.

MIMIC BEE Volucella bombylans Male Feeding From Chives

Eristalis tenax Female Feeding From Verbena bonariensis

Norwich in Bloom Website

 

Norwich in Bloom Website

 

 

 

 

     

Our Lockdown and Retirement Biodiversity Photography Project Click Here to See Greeting Cards Photos 2020

     

1. Bee Feeding From Helenium a. Goldrausch

At The Dell - August 2020

2. Bee Feeding From Verbena bonariensis

At The Dell - July 2020

3. Ladybird Feeding From Osteospermum Sunny Mary

At The Dell - July 2020

     

4. Bee Feeding From Knautia macedonica

At The Dell - June 2020

5. Butterfly Painted Lady Feeding From Marjoram

At The Dell - August 2019

6. Biodiverse Rich Perennials and Grasses

At The Dell - July 2019

     

Terry Bane Completes Over 43 Years Service At

Norwich City Council 7th March 2020 By Kind Permission Archant

Terry Bane has spent a life time in horticulture as a professional and way of life, enjoying growing of flowers, fruit, vegetables and native plants for biodiversity, wildlife sustenance and habitat in Norwich and his own acre of garden.

 

Terry completed over 43 years service at Norwich City Council in March 2020, and nearly 46 years as a professional horticulturalist, Terry continues to develop this and his Norwich in Bloom websites to share his knowledge, experiences and ideas with gardeners, horticulturalists and community enthusiasts.

 

Terry and Mirelle have regularly travelled OUT AND ABOUT around Britain on holidays, day trips and in their field of work.

"We have seen some fantastic floral and sustainable displays in British villages, towns, cities and coastal resorts that have been created and are managed with pride and passion by professionals, groups and volunteers"

 

"Over the last 47 years I have had the pleasure to see and photograph many plants, floral displays and features noting genus, specie and variety  used, I net worked, shared and encouraged the use of similar ideas in Norwich landscapes with colleagues, friends and volunteers at work and as part of my Norwich and Anglia in Bloom volunteering".

 

We hope our developing and archive websites and photography inspire you to visit and see more of our beautiful country and the fantastic floral and sustainable plantings and landscapes that not only give so many people pleasure but also provide a valuable food source for beneficial insects, birds and native wildlife, we also hope our photography helps to show plants, practices and ideas that have been used and encourage you to grow and use in your community".

 

TO READ MORE AND SEE PHOTOS OF TERRY'S CAREER CLICK HERE

     

Mirelle Photographs Rose Garden

Mottisfont Abbey - Hampshire June 2019

Terry Examines Wildflower Roof

Christchurch Flower Festival June 2019

Terry Admires Spring Flowers

The Dingle - Shrewsbury April 2019

     

Mirelle with Judith and John Attoe Admire Amberol Baskets

Shrewsbury Castle Gardens July 2019

Mirelle Photographs Streptocarpus Display

Shrewsbury Flower Show August 2019

Plant Hunting - Mirelle Watering Plants Outside Tent

Shrewsbury - Shropshire August 2019

     

Bumblebee on Eryngium g. Miss Willmots Ghost The Dell July 2018

1st Prize Shrewsbury Flower Show Photo Competition August 2018

 

THE DELL MIRELLE'S GARDEN

Terry and Mirelle are professional gardeners, living and working in the Norwich area of Norfolk, much of their leisure time is spent on managing their one acre garden, visiting gardens, nurseries, landscapes, horticultural shows and events locally and across the UK, both Terry and Mirelle taking many horticultural and nature photographs.

 

Terry and Mirelle are particularly keen to grow and encourage use of attractive plants all year round at THE DELL but most importantly plants that help sustain beneficial insects and native wildlife helping to increase BIODIVERSITY.

Many of the plants at The Dell have been purchased during holidays and somehow packed with the tent in our car!

 

Over the years Terry has aimed to improve his photography through courses, talk to professional and experienced photographers, research, change of cameras, lenses and filters and lots of practice, "I have always enjoyed spotting and learning about insects that visit flowers to take pollen and nectar, I probably spend on average one hour each day observing The Dell and taking photographs - I particularly like taking macro images of Bees, Butterflies and Hoverflies".

 

Terry is particularly keen to share and show his knowledge of plants good for Bees, Butterflies and Hoverflies as well as other Beneficial Insects through both Terry's and Mirelle's photography at The Dell and Horticultural Trips.

 

Terry and Mirelle Bane

  

  BIODIVERSITY - Bees, Butterflies, Hoverflies, Spiders and Other Insects At The Dell

Bee on Scabiosa Kingfischer Blue  A Must Grow Perennial For Bees

Dry Bank - The Dell June 2019

Hoverfly on Eryngium g. Miss Willmotts Ghost

Grass and Pond Garden - The Dell July 2019

Bee and Insect Hunter Spider (Misumena vatia) camouflages

on Leucanthemum - Dry Bank - The Dell June 2019

     

Bee on Marjoram A Must Grow Perennial Herb For Bees

Vegetable Garden - The Dell July 2019

Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on Marjoram

Perennial Border - The Dell August 2019

Bee's, Insects and Birds like Verbena bonariensis

A Must Grow Perennial For Bees The Dell September 2019

     
 SPRING - March, April and May

Magnolia, Narcissi, Prunus and Primula denticulata

Early Blossom - Box Garden and The Dell - March 2019

Forsythia x intermedia Lynwood - Benefits Insects and

Used as Boundary Hedge - Vegetable Garden - March 2019

Clematis armandii - Trained To Cover Outbuilding and

Used by Nesting Blackbirds - Herb Area - March 2019

     

Hoverfly rests on Fritillaria meleagris (Snakes Head Fritillary)

 Sundial Garden - April 2019

Aubrietia, Aquilegia, Iris and Meconopsis cambrica

Grass and Pond Garden - May 2019

Naturalised Silene dioicia (Red Campion) liked by Bees,

Butterflies and Hoverflies - Wildlife Garden - May 2019

     
 SUMMER - June, July and August

Knautia, Leucanthemum and Scabiosa attract Insects

Dry Bank - June 2019

Alcea rosea (Hollyhock) Provide Strong Colour, Height,

 Nectar and Pollen - Perennial Border - July 2019

Catananche, Lychnis, Leucanthemum, Marjoram and Veronica

attract Insects - Perennial Border and Dry Bank - July 2019

     

Big and Beautiful Hemerocallis Hawaiian Nights

Perennial Border - July 2019

Good Companions Lynchis and Hemerocallis Marion Vaughn

Sundial Garden - July 2019

Crocosmia Prince of Orange - Bred by Terry's Dutch Friend

Willem Leenen and Family - Wildlife Garden - August 2019

     
 AUTUMN - September, October and November

Schizostylis coccinea Pink Princess

Grass and Pond Garden - October 2018

Malus tricolour (Crab apple) fruits grown for wildlife

Blackbirds enjoy during Winter - The Dell - October 2018

Aster fritarkii Monch attracts insects

Vegetable Garden - September 2019

     

Begonia, Salvia Amistad, Verbena bonariensis in

Grass and Pond Garden - October 2019

Aster, Persicaria, Rudbeckia and Sedum Provide

Autumn Flowers - The Perennial Border - October 2019

Hydrangea paniculata Wedding Gown

Container Display - October 2019

     
 WINTER - December, January and February

A Beautiful Winter Wonderland, Remember To

FEED and WATER BIRDS - The Dell - January 2013

A Blue Tit, Blackbird and Nuthatch at Prunus Feed Station 1

Box Garden - January 2019

Mirelle's Friend Robin Enjoying Mealworms

Magnolia Feed Station 2 - Box Garden - February 2019

     

Helleborus orientalis Red Lady

The Dell - January 2019

Chimonanthus praecox (Winter Sweet)

A Highly Fragrant Naked Shrub - Box Garden - January 2019

Winter Sun Glow Cornus Baton Rogue and Snowdrops

The Dell - February 2019

     
 
 

 

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