A pond at last!

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Thanks Alan and Hazel. I really can't wait for some sunshine to sit out there with that cake! That spot by the wall is the place least overlooked by the houses on the estate at the back and gives a great view of whatever's in the willow trees opposite - at the moment a flock of long-tailed tits a lot of the time, plus my constant red-breasted cabaret companion that I pay with mealworms.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to Maisie:

    Sounds just wonderful,   have't seen our LTT's today, maybe it's too wet for them !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    The blackbirds, starlings, rooks and jackdaws descended this morning after I'd put the food out, but it's dark and soggy out there and now there are just a few intrepid blackbirds hanging around and not much else. I did see a goldcrest investigating the hedge as I drove out of the driveway at lunchtime. Sorry to anyone that was waiting for me to back out - I was too busy watching him!

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to Maisie:

    LOL,  well done on spotting the Goldcrest, it is such a stunning tiny bird

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    I see the goldcrests quite a bit. They like to flit around the hedge and taunt me with their beeping while I'm in the garden.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to Maisie:

    Wow, Maisie, that's looking really great!  How lovely for you to see a Goldcrest - that's a visitor I'm still waiting for.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    I've spent today moving some rockery plants from the greenhouse to the rockery (a bit untidily as you can see!)

    I also checked on the colony of water snails I brought home from a friend's yesterday. From the general dispersal and amount of poo, I'm guessing they're enjoying their new home! Plenty of sludge from dropped willow leaves to eat :)

    While I was scouting round looking for the snails, I found FROGSPAWN! Having not seen any frogs around the pond, and not having had a chance (and the weather!) to get any plants yet, I'm chuffed :D They've laid just on the edge of the beach.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to Maisie:

    Well done Maisie,  you have a great pond there to attract in birds and wildlife along with snails and frogs too;  all your hard work is paying off and it's only early days, congrats !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Maisie, I was wondering how your pond was doing - I'm delighted to see you have frogspawn already!  You're clearly set for a good summer - well done!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Thanks guys! :) I'm thrilled with the frogspawn! After this weekend I should hopefully get a chance to go and stock up on some plants, now the weather's better and I don't need to break the ice before getting in with the waders!

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.