Show Ponies Class 32 - 1 Cosford Madam Mouse (ridden by Isla Smith); 2 Kenilwood Purple Emperor
(Ellie Masterson); 3 Melvale Talara (Ashleigh Bennie).
Good choices include brick-colored 'Autumn Fire', pink-flowered 'Matrona' and 'Pink Bomb', variegated 'Frosty Morn' and 'Mediovariegatum', and purple-leafed 'Maestro' and 'Purple Emperor
"There are 250 acres of incredibly high quality wood here with 14 species of bats, Purple Emperor
butterflies, deer, dormice, badgers, dragonflies and toads.
The purple emperor
butterfly was spotted at the National Trust's Bookham Common, Surrey, on June 11, its earliest appearance since 1893.
The fluffy spikes of Pennisetum orientale juxtapose perfectly against the dark succulent leaves of Sedum "Purple Emperor
" and the spiky bracts of Eryngium bourgatii.
But veteran trees were damaged by the storms that raged across the UK at the beginning of the year, while purple emperor
and purple hairstreak butterflies did badly.
But the polarised weather, which saw the summer months hit by wet conditions, caused species such as the purple emperor
butterfly to suffer.
However, the polarised weather, which saw the summer months hit by wet conditions in the north and a cold drought in central and eastern England, caused species such as the purple emperor
butterfly to suffer.
A) Albo Mediovariegatum, B) Gooseberry Fool, C) Herbstfreude, D) Purple Emperor
, E) Spect.
Most of the pubs in Harlow are named after butterflies - very good Abbot Ale in the Willow Beauty, half-decent white wine in the Purple Emperor
, I seem to recall - but visitors got the wrong idea about the Painted Lady so the brewery changed it to the Jean Harlow, after the 1930s actress.
You will be delighted when Barkham locates the purple emperor
and you won't begrudge him the thrill of seeing the Queen of Spain fritillary (an off-list bonus, whose arrival on these shores is compared to an angel's visit).
Butterfly species the Chalkhill Blue and the Purple Emperor
can still be seen fluttering around the South and East of England, but they are extinct here in the Midlands.