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A Sad Tale

By JimV
When I realised my own lilies were going nowhere this year - no idea why! - I saw a pot with these lovely ones in it at the garden centre on 18 June, so bought it, brought it home, took these shots before splitting them, replanting in new planters with some other flowers, and set them out in front of the house. When I got up the next morning they were all gone, flowers and buds alike, the deer had got up long before me, though they did leave all the others in the planters. Sad

Many thanks for your C&C's on My Garden, very mch appreciated.

Tags: Home Deer Flowers and plants Lilies

Voters: Daisymaye, Imagephotographics, RonnieAG and 17 more

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
24 Aug 2011 3:55AM
Lovely images Jim. Those darn deer, as cute as they are they eat a lot of things in ones garden..............Sandy

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24 Aug 2011 4:29AM
Two beautiful images Jim - wonderful colour and detail Jim, fancy deer getting into your garden, hope they don't do too much damage !

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Aug 2011 4:38AM
Two superb shots of the lilies, Jim, surely amongst your very best floral ones, if not the best.
But sad to know you had the benefit of these blooms for less than a day.
Will they come up again next year?
(PS. Aye, the mince wis in the pot, and the Gladioli wis frae Morrisons.........R)WinkWink
24 Aug 2011 6:34AM
Two cracking detailed captures.
debu 8 India
24 Aug 2011 7:07AM
Two lovely colourful images.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 8:11AM
two wonderful captures jim brilliant detail and colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
Herge88 11 40 4 England
24 Aug 2011 12:20PM
I think we should rename you mellow yellow Jim, you seem to have a propensity for yellow flowers, these are excellent and showing great detail. Sorry the Deers took a fancy to them Jim:

Best Matt
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
24 Aug 2011 12:43PM
You found some very expensive deer feed....I'm sure they appreciated itSmile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Aug 2011 3:13PM
I know nothing of deer and had no idea they went for flowers like these! It just goes to show, even the cutest things can be menaces. I love ladybirds (we don't get many here) but a friend of mine in the States once mentioned how they can be pests. So sorry to hear about your beautiful lilies, Jim Sad

You've captured these so perfectly just in time, though.

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2011 4:12PM
Beautiful colours. Paul
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
24 Aug 2011 5:40PM
Two beautiful images of these lillies Jim, sorry to hear that the deer have devoured them
9 10 10 England
24 Aug 2011 6:32PM
A lovely image but the deer can be very naughty. A friend of mine in Scotland will vouch for this.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Aug 2011 6:43PM
Sad, and they were such pretty lilies-- Images are perfect!
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
24 Aug 2011 9:56PM
Thought i had a problem with oriental lilly fly ,but compared to yours it is nothing ,i can pull them off when ispot them and squash the grubs .
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
27 Aug 2011 5:02PM
A colourful and tasty nibble for the deer Jim, just as well you photographed them Smile
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2011 10:44PM
nice macro jim

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 7:17AM
Well, for you it is the deer, for me it is the slugs... could tell the same story... Sad
Lovely two shots of these wonderful lilies,

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