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Fruits of the Forest

TallTrees
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Fruits of the Forest Summer 2022
Summer arriving quietly but then so hot. This summer the fruit trees blossom was good the earliest Nectarine and Peaches. Apples Pears Plums and in the Greenhouse Black Hamburgh Grape a piece bought from the Hampton Court Vine, the Fig Tree is full this year and the figs are ripening at the moment. I have a grape outside for the Blackbirds called Brant.

Pear BlossomPear BlossomApple BlossomApple BlossomNectarine BlossomNectarine BlossomPeach BlossomPeach BlossomNectarines growingNectarines growingBlack Hamburgh grapes growingBlack Hamburgh grapes growingPlums growingPlums growingFigs growingFigs growing

20220330_142414.jpg   Plum Blossom                20220408_165239 (1).jpg These are figs starting  
My Red Mason bees worked away until end of June and thankfully the weather was quite good. Many nests were built and they are now growing inside their tubes and cells where their mother left them pollen and nectar. They will emerge next Spring to pollinate the fruit trees. Guessing around 1000 bees this year too.

The Foxes visit every evening and they seem to have had two fox cubs and they look scrawny but good.

The Birds all nested well and the usual nesting box on the Pine Tree was used again by the Nuthatch all birds got away well. They make very good home makers.

 

20220107_164233.jpg20220107_164325 (1).jpg20210428_114654 (2).jpg See the Grumpy Bee in tube

 

We had lots of Robins, Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Wrens, Tree Creepers and woodpeckers.
July was blisteringly hot and every evening I had to keep filled, several bowls of water for the birds, foxes and hedgehogs to drink from. They were drying up during the day.

 

20220703_204834.jpg Young Fox getting on with the biscuits

20220623_213159.jpg  This young Fox was waiting for Mum

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My Forest is very very busy at night the Owls pop in - and of course hundreds of moths. Every moth you can think of. There is a moth for everything believe me.

 

P1010013 (3).JPG Mouse a nightly visitor

 

20220623_215249.jpgThis is the other fox cub very relaxed this one sitting down to eat

 

 

 

Some Fruits that have now ripened 

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This is just a "snap shot" of my Forest Garden in which I and all the creatures great and small enjoy. I would rather they didn't enjoy my plums though before I get to them!

 

Hope you all at O2 had time to enjoy your Summer Garden this year.
Love to hear a tale from your garden.

 



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This garden is amazing @TallTrees! That grumpy bee looks just like the one in my pumpkin flower this morning when I splashed it with water. Oops.

 

 

 

 

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Pumpkins sound like a treat @Breanna 

 



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Just beautiful @TallTrees. I have seen parts of your garden from previous pictures you have shown. I doubt anyone will have a garden as large as yours. It obviously takes hours of work with your bees, fruits from your forest, feeding the foxes and other wildife.

I live on a housing estate built in 1969 so the garden would have no room for everything you have.

I have flowering bushes all round and a container garden on the patio.(about 20 pots for all types of

I love flowers and plants, I envy you with your beautiful garden. Thanks for your  post.

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Hi @Cleoriff 

I  love hearing about your garden too. I know you love your garden, summer pots and 💐.  The only way I can give an idea of the work in this garden is that I  am sometimes practically sleeping standing up, as some work has to be done, however tired I feel. 😫 

I love the birds, they are very important to me to see them do well. 

Those little foxes are so funny.

Thank you for joining in.

 

 

 

 



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Thank you for sharing info and pix of your lovely garden @TallTrees 

It`s great to see it`s a habitat for wildlife.

Years ago, when I lived in another part of the West Mids, I used to have a vixen bring her cub into my garden, so your photos brought back happy memories. Thank you.

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That is a treat and thank you for sharing your Garden Story @Mi-Amigo 



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