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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?



HAPPINESS IS BEE SHAPED

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gmarkj
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Ah, yes - now that you say that (and looking a little closer to the image) you can see the white paper in the tube.
I had thought that was just the inside, but clearly not.
Thanks for the explanation @TallTrees - here's hoping that your "harvest" is good this year!

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TallTrees
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Thank you @gmarkj 

I hope so too ~ it can be up and down but lots of tubes filled

I clean them because they can be predated so some I can save from a tube.

Each bee has a mud plug between so even if one bee is predated the others can survive.

Inner tube                                Outer tube                            unfurling 

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The little mud plug is sometimes attached to the silk but this comes off gently.

The I clean them in dry sand moving them around gently.  

 



HAPPINESS IS BEE SHAPED

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Mi-Amigo
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Fascinating @TallTrees 

and a lot more work involved than I ever imagined...

Good on you thumbsup

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