My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Friday

Calamondin and Cerula vinula

This post Calamondin and Cerula vinula was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius-Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden.


Beauty and The Beast


The Beauty, my Calamondin tree had a visit this summer of a beast or at least shall we say a beastly looking thing. The visitor was a larvae of the Puss moth. An odd looking little fellow don’t you think?


 The Puss Moth
Scientific name: Cerula  or Cerura vinula, (I have seen both spellings) wingspan from 65 to 80mm, caterpillars feed on willows and poplars. its natural habitat is woods, parks and gardens. The puss moth is a creamy-white or greyish-white moth with lovely grey marbled markings. The abdomen features black and white stripes. The name comes from the cat-like fur all over the body. Puss in Swedish = kiss in English :-) 

Calamodin
"The juice of the calamondin can be used like lemon or lime to make refreshing beverages, to flavor fish, to make cakes, marmalades, pies, preserves, sauces and to use in soups and teas." read more Calamondin - The Most Versatile Citrus


Well what do you know…it is Friday again and it is Blooming Friday here in Tyra’s Garden.

This weeks theme: VISITORS

A great thank you to our host, dear Katarina, do visit Roses and stuff, there you find more participant from all over the world.


 

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Tyra





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23 comments:

food for thought said...

happily, i have never had that bug on my citrus :) i can smell the buds right thru your photo~

TYRA said...

Hi Jain, this was the only one and I rather liked it. The citrus fragrance is the best :-)

Happy All saints weekend/ Tyra

Plant said...

I am not familiar with the Calamodin, we don't have it locally. Thanks for introducing it to me. What did you end up doing to your Puss moth larvae?
-- Bom @ http://www.plantchaser.com

Plant said...

I am not familiar with the Calamodin, we don't have it locally. Thanks for introducing it to me. What did you end up doing to your Puss moth larvae?
-- Bom @ http://www.plantchaser.com

Plant said...

I am not familiar with the Calamodin, we don't have it locally. Thanks for introducing it to me. What did you end up doing to your Puss moth larvae?
-- Bom @ http://www.plantchaser.com

TYRA said...

Hi Plant and welcome into my garden. Well, I just studied it for half an hour and then left it alone. Biodiversity :-)

Have a great weekend/ Tyra

sinneskatten said...

Jag slår till med svenska.
Visst finns det många besökare och just på min calomodin har jag haft små svarta besökare som jag med berått mod mördat!

Monica said...

Ah, den liknar larven jag har bild på. Misstänker att det är en fjärilslarv :)
Tjing
Monica

easygardener said...

Obviously the camouflage of the caterpillar was not good enough as you found it! The adult looks very attractive.

Katarina said...

En läcker liten gynnare!

Mia said...

Så snäll du är som lät han vara, larver är bara för söta, låter mig alltid fångas av dom, beundrande :)

AnnCharlotte said...

Större gaffalsvans...skarattade lite åt namnet när jag slog upp det ;) Några större gaffalsvansar vill man inte ha på besök...eller iallafall inte de hungriga gaffelsvansbarnen ;)

TYRA said...

AnnCharlott, visst är den cool och kul namn :-)

timjanoakleja said...

Åh jag älskar också citrusblommor... Har ett citronträd som tyvärr inte blommade i år, hoppas den kommer starkare nästa år!

Det är svårt att veta vad man ska göra med larver, vissa "bör" man ju döda (typ kålfjärilslarver, annars äter de upp alltihop!) medan andra gott kan få vara i fred...

Kul att du tittade in på min blogg, roligt att upptäcka din!

Sophia Callmer said...

Liten filur du fick på besök, roligt namn kan jag förstå på kommentarerna innan.
Dahlian heter Bishop of Llandlaff, har den både i köksträdgården och i kruka inne på gården, vacker men svår att plåta, det röda bränner lätt ut för den är RÖD.
ha en skön lördagkväll!
Sophia

sweetbay said...

Your visitor is an odd-looking little fellow but he does turn into an elegant moth. Your tree is beautiful. Don't you love the fragrance of citrus blossoms?

Lenas trädgård said...

Hej, larver, som jag upptäcker på mina blommor/växter...de åker till andra jaktmarker, som änglalarver! Vill inte ha!...Men min otäcking på mitt inlägg Besökare, den fick leva .
Hälsn Lena

NinaVästerplana said...

Tror inte jag vill ha såna besökare till mina små träd-fynd ;-) Underbara bilder Tyra....
Ha´t himla gôrgôtt bland citrusen
Nina

Gela said...

Men du vilket fint collage. Ja många olika besökare har vi i vår trädgård. Ha en fin söndag/Gela

TYRA said...

Tack Sofia för namnet på Dahlian. Rött kan vara svårt att plåta, pelagoner till exempel, det funkar vi oftast inte alls på foto.

Ha det gott/ Tyra

TYRA said...

Sweetbay, yes I do love that fragrance. When it is 'in floribus' I always stay close to it. It is wonderful indeed.

Charlotte said...

Vilken rejäl larv....... :-)

Ha det gott!
Kram Charlotte

Mary said...

Your post was so informative, a beautiful botanical garden display.

Very nice photos!

-Mary