Thursday, March 25

A gift from above!

We are not the only ones who plant things in our garden. From time to time the birds leave a small gift by way of a thank you for the food and water with which we provide them.


A few years ago I noticed one such plant which I didn't recognise and so decided to leave be for a while. Patience had its reward. We now have a small but healthy daphne which is at the moment full of lovely scented flowers.


Unfortunately the position chosen by our benefactor isn't ideal so I was planning on moving it but have since found out that daphnes don't like to have their roots disturbed so it looks as though it will have to stay put.





8 comments:

  1. That looks really pretty. Don't forget to enter my competition for the seed box giveaway, it finishes next Wed :-)

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  2. What a beautiful flower...and the pic of the blue tit is fantastic...I never mange to get good photos of the birds in my garden.. :-(

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  3. Hi 8x6 I've not really taken any seed sowing photos this year as we haven't sown any seeds yet!!

    Tanya - the only way we have any chance of snapping a bird is to have the camera set to rapid fire and even then we often end up witha photo of the bird - gone. Frogs are much easier.

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  4. How lovely to have such vibrant colour at the time of year!

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  5. What a pretty and wonderful surprise.Those are some very good birds. LOL!

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  6. I love the picture of the blue tit. We had a pair of goldfinches in the garden last week, the first time I've seen them.

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  7. A lovely plant. And the blue tit photo is a delight.

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  8. Just got back from holiday so apologies for no responses to the latest messages.
    Jome - It would be even better if it was in a better position -it also has a lovely perfume.
    HHG - I guess the planter was something like a blackbird - the plant is growing directly under an arch that the birds love to sunbathe on - well that is when there is any sun!
    Jo - I love goldfinches - we get then occassionally mostly at nesting time - last year we had young ones too that hadn't developed all the goldfinch colouring
    HM It alwsys a bit of luck to catch the birds on camera. Often they have just flown away!

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