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Sunday, 1 June 2014

A busy week

It's been quite a busy week at The Willows this week.  



It started with a bit of makeover on the driveway fence.


and quickly moved onto the courtyard


The Laburnum has been absolutely stunning this year


and the Honeysuckle has gotten so thick and is an abundance of flowers


but tucked away can you see?


Mabel and Earls new nest


I can't wait for their eggs to hatch.


In other parts of the garden

lots of visits from my lovely Bumbles....


Have a lovely week one and all

Mx





10 comments:

  1. The laburnum looks wonderful against the colour of your garage doors. My mum and dad had a laburnum in their garden as I was growing up, I remember being terrified of it as they'd instilled in me the fact that it's poisonous. The bees are busy here too, they're loving the chive flowers and the cotoneaster is literally buzzing. Well done on all your challenges in your last post. You're doing brilliantly with all the little hats and poppies. I've never read any George Orwell novels, they always seem a little hard going when I read the blurb, I may be wrong. Someone to Watch Over Me sounds like a good read, I may put that one on my list to read.

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    1. D always says about the Laburnum being poisonous so we are very vigilant about collecting the pods when they fall so that the four paws don't pick them up as we have a couple of nibblers in the pack. Yep I'm pretty pleased with the hats and poppies I'm aiming for 50 hats and 40 poppies. I think most books we read at school were meant to be a bit hardgoing in order to get the point across. My next one is Cider with Rosie which my sister read for her A'levels. This is one I definitely no nothing about as I didn't do A'levels and she is 7 years older than me so maybe the curriculum had changed :-) I just have to point out the fact she is that much older than me:-)

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  2. Good work with the makeovers - they look great. Nice to see so many bees around too. We've had quite a few about as well which is always heartening :)

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    1. Thanks Jenny. I do like having the bees around and soon it will be the butterflies once the buddleia come into flower. I think we must have the fattest sparrows around I filled the four feeders last night and when I checked them tonight they are nearly empty again.

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  3. All looks nice, great pictures. Especially that last one, the little bee matches the flower. :)

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    1. Yes he does doesn't he. We have a couple of bee haven bushes in the garden and some times you can't actually see them all you can hear is their hum from within.

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  4. Glad there was the opportunity to get outside and do a little makeover around the drive area. It's good to know the birds and bees are enjoying the environment you've created too with the flowers and the bushes for shelter. I would love to grow a honeysuckle bush - something to go on my wish list of planting in our garden. A cute photo of little bird.

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  5. Hi Linda,

    I had never grown Honeysuckle before and I now actually have two growing side by side. One is a summer flowering and the other a winter flowering and now they have been in for 5 years they have intermingled so we get flowers in both summer and winter and the smell is just devine. We have cut it back once and I think we may have to give it another trim later in the year. But yes the birds and the bees love it.

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  6. Hasn't it been lovely to see the bees. They've been busy in my garden too.

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    1. I have to admit butterflies and bumbles are my absolute favourites and I love seeing them around the garden.

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