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Monday, 14 June 2010

The Floral & Mini Beast Gallery Updates

Nesting Great Tit Update

First off here is a recording of the little chicks before they left us.

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Something maybe a cat attempted to get through the defences, (can you see how the urn is upsidedown) but all was well and I put them back upright.



Mummy and daddy were very busy and visited and fed them right up till dark every night they were here.

The last bank holiday monday of May, we were aware they were ready to fledge and had hoped to witness the event but alas they sneaked out and went on their merry way with out a backward glance when we were all otherwise engaged :( We think there were at least 6 chicks but since we didn't get to see them fledge we'll never really know.

The Flower Beds

Like I said before the flower garden has really excelled this year and that's with minimum input from me. The weather i think had a lot to play in this. the early spring was dry so things didn't grow quickly and overly soft, which means that when the rains did return the plants were at the perfect height and their stems were not soft but lovely and firm, so there was very little falling down or need to apply stakes for support. The fox gloves are in their element and the bees are well happy.

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Blues and Violets





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The Pink Brigade
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Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! The Reds & The Oranges
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Here's The Sunshine: The Yellows
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White Light
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Some Succulents
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Things To Come
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Shades of Green
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Mini Beasts
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As to be expected there is a lot of mini beast action in the garden, in large attendance are the bees, both bumblebees and solatary bees. not much butterfly activity since the spring, nor many hoverflys as yet. Its early yet and I'm sure there will be many more visitors as the season trips along.
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Busy Bees
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LadyBugs are still about...
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Garden Pests
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Asparagus beetle and its eggs.
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Mullen moth caterpillar.
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Other Garden Vistors
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Hoverfly enjoying the parsnip flowers.
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Wasps have made a home in the space left open when the double glazing was done, kiddies have learn't not to shout out that particular window as it agitates the hive.
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2 comments:

  1. wasps in the house...you are definitely braver than me...that I can definitely live without....the rest of the beasts are a pleasure to see though...even those few pesky ones...and the garden is looking lovely...you should be very proud of it!

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  2. Well they really aren't causing any problems (thus far fingers cross) and they are still outside, but just in the window frame. In the autumn when the nest is abandoned we'll seal the hole up. I just couldn't do that with them living in there, it would break my heart to know I killed them and their Queen.

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