Monthly Archives: June 2016

A mixed bag for June.

This post is mainly an update on various recent posts, starting with our family of Great Spotted Woodpeckers. It didn’t take long for the youngster to learn how to feed from the peanut feeder, now there is no stopping him/her, … Continue reading

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Meconopsis Blue!

For over a month now we have been seeing the beautiful blue of Meconopsis flowers in the borders. All the plants are new this year, some grown from seed, some new hybrids bought from specialist growers which formed part of … Continue reading

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Foliage in June 2016.

Once again , it is the time of the month when Christina asks us to have a look at the foliage in the garden, rather than the flowers. It has been difficult to photograph the foliage without flowers creeping into … Continue reading

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I spoke too soon.

The other day, having said that we hadn’t seen the young woodpecker at the feeder, just 15 minutes after publishing my post, there it was being fed by it’s Dad.

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Just Practising.

I have been taking  photos of flowers and long shots of the garden with the little “point and press” camera that I have had for a good few years now. However the telephoto facility on the camera was abysmal, the … Continue reading

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Such Abundance in June. GBBD 2016

It seems the garden has gone crazy, everywhere I look there is an abundance of flowers. Now, as well as weeding, there is  deadheading to do and I can barely keep up with it all. Every new day brings more … Continue reading

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More colour in the bog.

Just a short time after writing the post about the bog garden, there is now more colour with the reds, oranges, yellows and purples joining in.

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June is the month for roses.

Just as the Rhodos and Azaleas start to fade, the baton is taken up by all the roses in the garden. The odd rose flower has been seen in May, but the main flowering period is in June with more … Continue reading

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It’s Rhodo and Azalea Time.

Bringing a lot of colour to a couple of borders are the rhododendrons and azaleas which are flowering at the moment. Some started flowering about a month ago and had nearly finished before the main ones started, so flowering is … Continue reading

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