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Plant ID

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:17

1. Fritillaria Meleagris

Other 2 look familiar but names arent coming to me.

Someone else will come along shortly to help

Hedge I.D

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:47

Hi all does anyone have an idea of what this hedge is?

It's surrounded my garden since the house was built, around 60 years ago or so

The flowers are cream in colour when they appear shortly


Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:27

Definitely Dunnocks

Spotted the pink legs

I can see them taking some of the suet treats into the hedge so I think they are safe from the Magpie Intruder


Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:13

A small brown and grey bird. Quiet and unobtrusive, it is often seen on its own, creeping along the edge of a flower bed or near to a bush, moving with a rather nervous, shuffling gait, often flicking its wings as it goes.

That is what the RSPB says of a Dunnock. Funnily enough the ones in my garden do this!

I'll keep an eye out for the pink legs.

and I had to lol at the Swinger thing :P

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:55

I'm beginning to think that I have Dunnocks and not Sparrows. Just checked the song and sounds like and looks more Dunnocks.

Had to chase a Magpie away from where they are nesting 

Luckily the hedge is so thorny and I think the Magpie is a bit big. Hopefully he didnt get in to the nestlings 

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 16:25

Haha no unfortunately.

But now theres 4 wood pigeons chasing each other!


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 15:54

Hi all, been pottering around a lot today

Got quite hot in the greenhouse at one point but the showers have started now.

Managed to repot some of my Dahlias into their final patio pots, kept in the greenhouse for the meanwhile though.

Also managed to pot on some 20 Zinnia Plants into their final pots before they go out into the garden in about a month or so

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:39

Strange thing Dove is that he left it there 

It was a pretty big caterpillar mind you! :P

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:37

Haha I like the idea of Hide and Seek. Though I guess they are picking up insects too, I spotted him throwing a green caterpillar about underneath a big Lavender bush :P

Strange he didnt eat it though, my bird food must be more appetizing! 

Strange Bird Behaviour

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:26

I have a pair of Sparrows I think are nesting at the back of my garden, they seem to wander round the garden in circles, anyone know what they are doing?

Also blue tits pecking at my Lavender? all seems a bit funny 

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