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Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?

cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
13 Nov 2011 10:25AM
I dreamt last night that I had a huge pond and there were 5 Dwarf Hippopotamus in there. Two guys were busy removing them and insisted they were Capybara and the frogs were jumping 6 feet into the trees above to get out of the way. In reality my pond is small and there's just frogs and newts in there Smile

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brian1208 Plus
14 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2011 11:05AM
now that would be worth photographing! Grin
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
13 Nov 2011 11:06AM
I've still got a perfect picture in my mind of it Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Nov 2011 4:31PM
Phew, I'm so relieved. It's nearly dark but I've just seen two blackbirds on the lawn looking for food. I haven't seen them for at least a month and was wondering where they'd got to. It's lovely to see them back. Must put down some extra food for them tomorrow. Still lots of birds around in the garden, but all the weeds have been dug up and the leaves are finally falling off the trees. I don't like these early dark nights though but it's turned quite a bit colder today so perhaps we'll finally get some winter and everything can get back to normal. I do feel sorry for all the wildlife when the weather goes out of kilter like this.
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
16 Nov 2011 9:13PM
We had a jackrabbit in the garden yesterday, they eat the birdseed also, and it was almost all white already. It looked like somebody with hair dyed blond and the roots showing their natural colour.Grin Sold and shipped my telephoto lens on the weekend and I'm waiting impatiently for the Canon 70-200mm f4L; I have a brush and a can of black paint ready and waiting.Wink
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
17 Nov 2011 4:22PM
Well here I am in deepest, darkest east London and I've just had a huge flock of seagulls fly over the garden squawking, followed immediately by about a dozen geese going in the opposite direction cackling away, and earlier in the day a couple of green parakeets were hanging around. Talk about confusing.
It's been a lovely day today and all the bird feeders have been cleaned or replaced. My hands reek of bleach and the smell'll hang around for a few days now. At least they've had a good disinfect too. Smile
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
17 Nov 2011 5:07PM
We've had a lovely sunny afternoon - I was surprised to see a Red Admiral flutter past the window (they are determined not to hibernate this year!).

I've also got several families of Long Tailed Tits (my favourites) visiting my peanut feeders. The only problem is they visit first thing in the morning and last thing in the afternoon (too dark to take photos!). :l
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
20 Nov 2011 9:58AM
I found this one crawling on the outside of the kitchen window this morning:-


I moved it to a kafir lily hoping it would slow down a little! The light was awful, so it's only a record shot - I know it's a weevil, but it's Red! Anyone know which one it is?
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
20 Nov 2011 10:09AM
Okay, forget I asked!!

'Google' has presented me with this if you are interested. It's an Apion frumentarium !
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
20 Nov 2011 10:13AM
Quite a good looking chap/chapess though Smile

I've not a clue what's going on in my garden - I've not been out there this weekend yet. Maybe I'll take a look shortly!
cattyal Plus
13 8.5k 6 England
20 Nov 2011 10:34AM
I'm now clearing up old pots and planting some bulbs I got on the cheap the other day. Buried in one of the pots was a hen's egg Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Nov 2011 10:57AM
What a sweet photo Karen. I don't know why, but these little weevils are so cute.
CarolG takes some lovely pictures of weevils in her part of the world and we call them Clangers. Smile

My garden birds are getting so flamin' fussy - (like my cat(s)). Lovely new feeders and nice clean other feeders!!! Well, you'd think they'd been laced with poison the way the birds've abandoned them. Still, I expect when they're starving they'll deign to come down again. Ingrates!!! Grin

Very misty this morning. I was going to start clearing all the leaves off of the lawn but I might let some more drop off and do it one nice sunny day instead.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
20 Nov 2011 11:29AM
My cat Poppy sniffing out the mice who live in the scruffy corner of my garden left for such creatures and insects.


Ewanneil 8 1.1k 2 Scotland
20 Nov 2011 3:13PM
It's only November and it's Scotland but I've just noticed the first signs of spring bulbs appearing in my garden. I can't remember them ever being this early before. I hope all this climate change stuff doesn't mean I'll be cutting the grass all year round.


KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
20 Nov 2011 8:01PM
I think I'd be tempted to throw some leaves over those shoots - I saw the 5 day weather forecast earlier, it says that Scotland is in for heavy snow by the end of next week!

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