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Betty Brown Eyes

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!!

Betty Brown Eyes


 


 


 


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

Betty Brown Eyes


 


 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!

Betty Brown Eyes

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

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little-ann

thank you that looks very like it rus

betty your garden looks like a bird friendly place

nutcutlet

Bats are great Betty. 

Betty Brown Eyes

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 

Fairygirl

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.

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

 

artjak

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

Woodgreen wonderboy

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

artjak

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.

Woodgreen wonderboy

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

fidgetbones

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

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BobTheGardener

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!

Salino

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

BobTheGardener

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

Salino

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

BobTheGardener

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