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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
10 Jul 2012 - 5:27 PM

I 'rescued' some seeds from Hollyhocks growing in a local churchyard, they are growing nicely in pots in the greenhouse, due for planting out soon. Smile
Perhaps I should call them Holyhocks? GrinGrin

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman  4659 forum posts England
10 Jul 2012 - 8:21 PM

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The Astilbi is doing well with all this rain.

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 9:02 AM

Well bird feeding is slowing down a bit now, but slugs are everywhere. I put my hand on one the other day and it leaves a really strange sticky residue. Took three washes to get it off. Yuk.

But anyway, because my cat leaves most of her food I've been putting it out at the bottom of the garden for the foxes. I cover it with plastic containers left over from pre-packed food so that it doesn't get washed away or covered in flies, but the foxes seem to like this plastic thing as much as the food. They keep carrying them off. I've just watched one fox eat the food, go away, then it came back again and deliberately carried off the empty container. I can't imagine what they're doing with them but someone's going to be wondering how all this rubbish is ending up in their garden.
Smile

mikehit
mikehit  56692 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 9:20 AM

One of our dogs like to pick up discarded plastic drinks bottles and carry it around (usually all the way home!) - I wonder if it is the same sort of thing?

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110369 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 12:51 PM

A shot from our conservatory showing the back garden (testing my new Olympus 9-18mm lens, its dinky)

All this rain is producing a tropical growth level out there Grin

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 1:01 PM

Maybe more appropriate for the EM-5 discussion thread, but I'd be interest in your thoughts on the Oly 9-18mm, Brian.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110369 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 2:32 PM

Early days yet CB but once I've explored it a bit I will post on the correct thread.

So far, its tiny which I like, light, which I also like and seems to work OK (but thats only 5 pics worth of experience Smile )

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

Well, I just put some more food out for the fox underneath a plastic container. It's taken the container and left the food there. I appear to have most peculiar foxes. Grin

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110369 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2012 - 9:20 PM

A bit of Junglification looking across a small section (its about 15ft from where I shot this to my wife's studio) of our back garden. All this rain has turned the Drought Garden into a Rain Forest Grin

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if the sun comes out I think I will need to get out the machete

cattyal
cattyal e2 Member 96098 forum postscattyal vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 4:25 PM

See that lounger in this seriously duff picture? That's where I'm going to be - again - in about 2 minutes.........

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96343 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 7:46 PM

Found a dead bird, a young sparrow, beneath the dining room window.

Probably flew into one of the closed windows unlike the robins who hop through the open one ! !

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 9:34 AM

I've just had a visit from this very pretty bird. I've not seen it before and it came into the garden with a crowd of ordinary pigeons. I can't find it in my bird book. It isn't a collared dove, but perhaps it's a different sort of dove. Anyone know?

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84310 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 10:22 AM

It looks like a White Dove - in the information (google) it says:-


Quote: White Doves are actually a variety of Ringneck Dove and not a separate species

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64544 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 3:18 PM

Oh, how lovely. I've never seen one before so I hope it comes back. Thanks Karen. Smile

petebfrance
31 Jul 2012 - 8:16 PM

Hydrangeas are doing splendidly. This one is at the front of the house, photo taken in the evening.
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