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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

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

28/06/2013 at 21:42

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

28/06/2013 at 21:51

 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

lupin spot the bee?

So many flower spikes this year!

 not sure which aquilegia it is but love the colour

 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:

random hardy geranium - I have lots of these

 another with a bee just departing

 Coreopsis Sunray with a matching pair of naughty labybirds!

 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!