Garden Update

Now that we’re in Autumn or Fall things are moving on in the garden and the little jobs that I have been doing are now getting bigger.

Our autumn flowering plants are out and the honey bees and some bumblebees are loving them still.

You can see the pollen bags are full to the brim on this honey bee. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Garden Update…

It’s been a couple of weeks since I last posted, but summer is here, the garden is in full swing now with vegetables growing, juvenile and adult birds coming and going on our feeders, with summer flowers in full bloom. ๐Ÿ™‚

To start off here’s a picture of a special visitor to the garden.

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Blooming in Spring

The garden is in full spring colour at the moment and I thought I would post a few photographs of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

I took this yesterday, it’s a picture of one side of our small front garden. The tulips have all come out in spectacular reds and whites, we have hyacinths of various colours and the daffodils are still just hanging on too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Garden Update

This last weekend has been really busy – spring is here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Things are moving on at a pace in the garden, flowers are really springing up, vegetable seeds are starting to be planted in seed trays and the blackbirds are singing furiously to proclaim territory and catch a mate. ๐Ÿ˜€

This is one of many crocus types in my garden, they are delicate and beautiful and a sure sign that the weather is getting warmer when they leap into flower.

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Late Autumn Bloomers and Winter Veg

I have been really busy but I thought I would show you our late flowering bulbs. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are called Nerines (Nerine bowdenii). We have had them in the garden for as long as I can remember, but this Autumn they have come out in abundance.

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September Garden Update

I’ve had a really busy month, but I’ve still managed to squeeze in doing quite a bit in the garden as well as cleaning out my nest boxes too!

I recently moved some of my Michaelmas daisies to the front garden in two batches and placed them by the small garden wall where they will get lots of sun and hopefully attract the bee’s, butterflies and all the other pollinators. You can see them here on the left of the picture (they needed some water as it has been very dry here).

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As you can see I also have some Rudbeckia “Aries” (the yellow flowers in the middle of the photograph), like the Michaelmas daisies they flower well into October and provide a real splash of colour and are also great for the pollinators as well.

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Garden Update

It’s late summer and the garden is still looking great. Sorry I didn’t post last week I injured my back somehow. :S

My Buddleia which was given to me by a good friend as a little sapling in 2013 is in full bloom and attracting so many butterflies, bees and other insects. ๐Ÿ™‚

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