In reply to Maisie:
Lovely pics Maisie, there'll be birds all around your pond all day, you'll never get any work done. You wait until the lillies are flowering, they are just beautiful, and will soon be stretching over the water.
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In reply to gaynorsl:
Wondered when the starlings would turn up lol! Surprised that the sparrows beat them to it! Loving the photo of the blackbird and the starlings:) Poor blackbirds - everytime I see one it's always being stalked by a gang of starlings who always want to jump in and bathe right next to it !! I'm sure starlings must have some duck genes in them somewhere lol.
In reply to mandy cairns:
And Gannet ones for sure!!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
lol Wendy, my bird food bill has doubled over the past week!!
Just under a month since we put the plants in, and everything's settling in nicely and growing, especially the water lilies. We've added a couple more to fill in some gaps.
My favourite lily so far is the one with the ribbed leaves that the aquatics nursery owner picked out as being closest to the giant Amazon lily.
The first 'sputniks' have appeared on the reeds in the floating planters
And the whole thing is teeming with life. Chris and I spent a bit of time over lunch watching the whirligig and diving beetles and spotted a few water beetle larvae on the submerged oxygenating plants.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
In reply to doggie:
Thanks Alan :) I took my lunch down to the pond today and sat for a while enjoying the sunshine.
Seems our waterlilies have the first bud appearing!
And the first damselflies have been appearing. Azure damselfly?
Look, no hands!!
The lily has popped!!
That's such a pretty water-lily Maisie, ours are refusing to come out until the sun shines ! lol
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In reply to HAZY:
Maisie, that's lovely! Looking forward to seeing photos of the others as they appear.
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