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Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 4:46 PM

I saw one of those in my daughter's garden today...............I also saw a butterfly!!

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 4:50 PM

Was it a Red Admiral Karen? Ours over-winter and also venture out at the warmer moments in the Winter, looking a bit tatty by now (I think we also have a Comma show itself pretty soon as they also over-winter in our garden - tough little things)

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2014 - 4:56 PM

It was quite large, but I didn't get close enough to see which one it was!

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 7:24 AM

Perhaps not a 'Garden' subject, but still a head's up to those it matters. Paddy came in yesterday with a tick! Tongue (A tick in February, I couldn't believe it!!!)

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 9:31 AM


Quote: Perhaps not a 'Garden' subject, but still a head's up to those it matters. Paddy came in yesterday with a tick! Tongue (A tick in February, I couldn't believe it!!!)

Yuk! Never had to deal with one of those, and hopefully won't get any in my garden. Although we do get fleas prancing around in the grass. Woke a load up the other day when I was moving bricks.

KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 12:35 PM


Quote: Although we do get fleas prancing around

Not sure they'd be fleas..................probably Springtails. Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 4:09 PM


Quote: Although we do get fleas prancing around

Not sure they'd be fleas..................probably Springtails. Smile

Well, they're too small and springy for me to get a good look at, but they jump about like fleas. GrinGrinGrin I'll look up springtails though just in case. I wonder if Frontline would work on them. Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 10:27 AM

The best I can do with a 280mm lens from my garden, but just lovely to see the resourceful magpies busily nestbuilding. They're not stupid; this big tree hangs over my garden from where they'll have a birdseye view of the food I put out. Grin

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:16 PM

Loads of nice bird life beginning to stir, we have an over-wintering family of Chiffchaffs that nest nearby and one has started visiting on a regular basis, a Goldcrest popped in the other day, we have a resident pair of Robins + and interloper trying to get in on the act (could be trouble ahead Smile ), Bluetit, Great tit and Goldfinch are also showing so happy times ahead. The "Spring Flower garden" (all 4ft square of it) is in full bloom and the rhubarb is growing - could Spring really be on the way at last! Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 12:45 PM


Quote: Loads of nice bird life beginning to stir, we have an over-wintering family of Chiffchaffs that nest nearby and one has started visiting on a regular basis, a Goldcrest popped in the other day, we have a resident pair of Robins + and interloper trying to get in on the act (could be trouble ahead Smile ), Bluetit, Great tit and Goldfinch are also showing so happy times ahead. The "Spring Flower garden" (all 4ft square of it) is in full bloom and the rhubarb is growing - could Spring really be on the way at last! Smile

Show off!!! GrinGrinGrin

BTW, even my humble magpie looks as if he's a bit of a scamp. He's collecting twigs for one nest I can see, but also flying off with twigs to another location! I wonder if his Mrs knows. Grin

And I get three male robins regularly feed in my garden at the same time. Is this unusual?

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 2:49 PM


Quote: And I get three male robins regularly feed in my garden at the same time. Is this unusual?

so I have been led to believe (but what do I know? Wink )

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91894 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 4:34 PM


Quote: And I get three male robins regularly feed in my garden at the same time. Is this unusual?

How do you know they are 3 males ?? both sexes have identical plumage.Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 5:07 PM

Oh, I thought the females had brown tummies. Blush

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110181 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 5:33 PM

they do, but they cover it up with a Red Vest Grin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
6 Mar 2014 - 5:55 PM


Quote: They do, but they cover it up with a Red Vest Grin

That's not true, is it? Blush

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