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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.
Eristalis tenax Female Feeding From Verbena bonariensis
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".
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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