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Summer Flora and Fauna

TallTrees
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Summer Flora Fauna sunflowerbug

 

My Summer starts in March! 

When my Red Mason Bees are anxious to get out to the pollen and nectar ~

good luck little bees

     Red Mason Bee

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Summer flowers this year were saved and put out because of Lock-down no shops.

They all seemed to get going ~  

 

Greenhouse & Saved plants   Tomatoes seeds in pots       Tomatoes just sprouting

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Summer Flowers now in Summer Bloom

 

            Begonia                                    Begonia                                   Geraniums

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Then look after the fruit trees which came along well ~ difficult in the drought 

 

    Conference Pears                          Victoria Plum                  Queen Cox Apples  

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Not able to get new seeds for herbs as all sold out and no shopping ~ so again saved from last year ~

 

               Mint                                     Chives                         Sungold Tomatoes

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In Mid May rescued this tiny little Bird  ~ Now he's a lovely confident happy chappy out in the garden

looking after himself ~ I see him from time to time.

      Baby Dunnock                    Baby Dunnock Grown!          

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Video of Grown up Bird Showing off cleaning feathers

 

 

 

This little Dunnock is my Happiest experience this year ~ so happy to have helped him grow up.

 

Summer 2020 has been challenging but still a huge amount of birds visited the garden:

Lots of baby birds of all sorts, Baby Robins with spotty chests, Siskins, Dunnocks, Bullfinches, Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Siskins, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Wrens, Nuthatches, Tree Creepers, Wood Peckers, Collared Doves and many more all lovely and all welcome to the feeders constantly being refilled ~ and the water for hot days.

     Hanging Bird Feeder               Water bowl                      Old Tree Logs kept for bugs

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The Garden and all it's Produce, Flora and Fauna have as usual been a very happy experience.

 

What is your happiest time in the Garden and especially this year?



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Lovely topic @TallTrees 

From your post, I gather you have a large garden, with fruit trees and also a greenhouse?

So good to see your saved plants doing so well. (The advantage of a greenhouse, as well as growing plants and veg from seeds)

Love the old tree logs for insects.

Great story about the baby Dunnock heart

 

My garden is my happy place. Watching the birds at the feeder, the plants growing (even though they were planted earlier than normal) Also listening the the water feature and the bamboo wood chimes.

 

Really enjoyed reading this topic. Thank you for the pictures as well. smiling

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Thank you @Cleoriff for your comments and interest. I tried my best to make it interesting. That little darling Dunnock was a wonderful happy time for us such a sweetie.
Yes very large garden. I love the logs too, see the holes, heaven knows what came ot of those some look very large.
My greenhouse is useful I don't heat it.
Nothing like a garden for keeping a person grounded Cleo!
Heaven definitely is water feature, chimes, birds flowers everything even bugs (perhaps not🙃)
Glad you liked it.



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Lovely interesting topic @TallTrees 

I`m probably the Community`s worse gardener. I don`t do anything not only because not fit enough but if I tried any planting or tendering plants etc they would probably die. 

But do appreciate a well-maintained garden and those who work hard in theirs and make a difference.

Also it was great to see the pictures and read about the rescue of Dunnock.

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Hi there @Mi-Amigo
Thank you for your interest and comments. I know you appreciate a nice garden and share a concern for animals. Such a privilege to help that tiny little bird always a worry but he got away beautifully.
I was lucky to photo him sun bathing and checking over his feathers!



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I bought a strimmer....to do the bits the council misses!

There endeth my gardening apart from watering the tub in the hot weather (so that would be one day a month!)

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@jonsie wrote:

I bought a strimmer....to do the bits the council misses!

There endeth my gardening apart from watering the tub in the hot weather (so that would be one day a month!)


Well done for Community Spirit @jonsie 

That tub is worth it for the insects and the bees thoughsmile

 

Thanks for joining in 

 



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I try but have little success in growing things.
We do have a wild flower border rather than actually planting things (one of those boxes that you just sprinkle and water occasionally) which seems to do well with various insects coming for pollen.

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Hi @gmarkj 

 

Thank you for popping by here. 

The wild flower border is perfect! 

Bees and bugs and birds don't need perfect. 

Great you are doing something in the garden border and they are pretty too.

 

 

 



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