Dovefromabove


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Unidentified tree

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:59

Amelanchier (aka Snowy mesipilus/ Service tree)  

We're going to get one for our garden.

 

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:52

Our pond was filled with tap water Wendy - we then left it a week before putting any plants in, and went to the local marshes with a jam jar on a string and did some 'dyke dipping', bringing back a jar full of water and mini-beasts.  It didn't take long for them to  'go forth and multiply'   A week later a diving beetle had found the pond and shortly after the damsel flies and pond skaters appeared - think they must have posted good reviews on 'Pond Advisor'   'cos the frogs soon turned up and we've seen one common newt in the water.  There's a toad in the garden too, but I think he's been here longer than the pond.

Help identifying plant or weed.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:46

Meant to say - it's a 'hedgerow herb' and there are lots of recipes for it.  Just a few here http://www.wildyorkshire.co.uk/naturediary/docs/guest/garlic.html

Also the food plant of the orange tip butterfly - one of the first butterflies of spring.

Help identifying plant or weed.

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:41

I know the second one (allaria petiolata)  as Hedge Garlic, aka Jack by the Hedge, Garlic Mustard and Hedge Mustard

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:16

I know Phillippa - over 21C in the shade today - the under gardener wore his sunhat while digging the new bed!!!

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 19:08

aym - Obelixx is talking about growing PSB from seed - purple sprouting broccoli

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:38

Cornish sardines (aka pilchards) from Waitrose (the local supermarket in the village)  £1.89 for six.  - also the samphire from there.

A bit later in the season we'll be getting local samphire from the fish van that visits, but it's too early yet. 

Or we can pick some when we go to the coast (I know a secret spot )

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:20


 Fresh sardines, new potatoes, purple sprouting and samphire for supper tonight

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 18:01

Duh!  I misread ... sorry

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 17:35
darren636 wrote (see)
Well I'm jealous.

.... of the snake's lunch?

 

If you spend long enough laying on your tummy on the lawn looking into a pond, you're bound to see something interesting sooner or later .... I snuck indoors to get the camera walking soooooooooo carefully so I didn't make any vibrations, then crawled low on my tummy with the camera - I couldn't believe my luck

An old school friend of my son's is one of the cameramen on Springwatch - he was dead impressed  

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