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28/06/2013 at 21:21

Yes,there are lots, flitting above the water, but the bats take care of them !  actually there are lots more to see, the photo doesn't really do it justice..we are frequented by visiting ducks which are so sweet! until they trample the flowers!!

28/06/2013 at 21:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26451.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26452.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

 

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 A few pics of the feel for my garden, hope you enjoy them x

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28/06/2013 at 21:42

Little-Ann, take a look at this David Austin rose:

http://www.justourpictures.com/roses/sharifaasma.html

28/06/2013 at 21:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26455.jpg?width=235&height=350&mode=max

 

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 I risked life and limb last summer taking these pictures!! It is unusual to see a pipistrelle bat in the daytime, I think bats are fantastic little creatures!

28/06/2013 at 21:52

Sorry, I am getting carried away! This is a gardening forum....

28/06/2013 at 21:54

thank you that looks very like it rus

betty your garden looks like a bird friendly place

28/06/2013 at 21:58

Bats are great Betty. 

28/06/2013 at 22:00

I was thrilled to get a wren nesting last August,the box had been up for 2 or 3 years prior to it moving in, and so I set up my camera on the tripod and waited very patiently on and off for days!! Beautiful little bird. The day after these were taken they left so I felt priviledged to have got these shots. x 

28/06/2013 at 22:09

Betty don't apologise! It's all about gardens and that's exactly what you've done- shown us your lovely plot 

The wren is terrific- I bet you're thrilled you got the pix before they went. The bat ones are great too - all the wildlife in a garden is what makes it special.

Fidget - lovely pix too. The bee on  the scabious is beautiful. I've had a lot of bees recently so that's quite heartening. We've had quite a lot of hot and dry weather so at least they're getting out now.

29/06/2013 at 02:59

On the subject of wildlife I've never seen so many bees in my garden it's great to see them & a few pics of my favourite plants at the mo 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26461.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

lupin spot the bee?

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So many flower spikes this year!

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 not sure which aquilegia it is but love the colour 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26465.jpg?width=385&height=350&mode=max

 My favourite at the mo astrantias are stunning close up

 

29/06/2013 at 10:22

BettyB, I love the bird and bat pics; your garden looks very serene

29/06/2013 at 18:38

Have just picked a small bunch of sweet peas for the house, first of the year... always worth waiting for

29/06/2013 at 19:02

Oh, WW aren't they wonderful? I have been picking them for the last few days and the scent is so glorious, I've even got a vase of them in the bathroom. I know some people don't like cut flowers, but even if I'm pretty broke in the middle of winter I'll get a cheap bunch of 'mums' from the farm shop; I think flowers in the house make the room alive.

29/06/2013 at 19:12

The beauty of sweet peas is that you have to cut them or they would pretty soon give up flowering altogether.

29/06/2013 at 19:42

I've just cut a bunch of sweet peas. They are doing much better than last year.

29/06/2013 at 20:25

From today:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26490.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

random hardy geranium - I have lots of these

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26491.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 another with a bee just departing

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26492.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 Coreopsis Sunray with a matching pair of naughty labybirds!

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 and runner bean Tenderstar - worth growing just for the flowers with which they are loaded, with a spike every 4 or 5 inches from the ground upwards!

29/06/2013 at 20:29

...aww I love those beans... little bit like the variety 'Painted Lady'... I've grown that one, but this looks more intense...

29/06/2013 at 20:32

The flowers are all red and then those white petals just spring out, seemingly from nowhere, Salino.

29/06/2013 at 20:37

...I hope they taste as nice as they look.... I might put that on my list for next season... a bean or two...

29/06/2013 at 20:40

I'll let you know in a few weeks if they live up to their name!