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    Post by Guest on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 8:10 am

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    Post by Joy on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:45 am

    What beautiful early flowers, BigBilly. The crocuses & (?) snowdrops are flowers we tend not to see where we are. They look gorgeous.

    Many thanks for posting these images. It's much appreciated. :D
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    Post by Guest on Wed 18 Feb 2015, 7:22 pm

    Yes Joy, they are snowdrops.
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    Post by granny on Thu 19 Feb 2015, 7:59 am

    :clap:Thanks so much BigBilly!  Now I have spring fever very bad and right now I am looking out the window at snow flakes.  Beautiful!!
    A good reminder that winter is almost over.
                :hello: Granny
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    Post by Guest on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 11:31 pm

    Put up bee houses last year for the solitary bees, one a present the other home made, great success bees going in the holes within an hour of putting up. All holes filled in two weeks.

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    Post by Guest on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 11:33 pm

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    Post by granny on Sun 22 Feb 2015, 11:53 pm

    :smile:  What a great bee house.
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    Post by Joy on Mon 23 Feb 2015, 9:54 am

    What a wonderful idea, BigBilly.  :smile: Never knew that the UK has solitary bees. Australia has over 1500 species of native bees almost all of which are solitary. It has just 10 species of social bees all of which are, thankfully, stingless.  :cool3: Our bees come in all shapes, colours & sizes.

    Gardeners here are also encouraged to provide such nests for solitary bees or even the native social bees. It has been discovered that the only use for the rampant noxious weed lantana is that solitary bees use its dead twigs for nesting sites.
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    Post by Guest on Mon 30 Mar 2015, 6:09 pm

    Some of the miniture daffodils are out.

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    Post by Joy on Tue 31 Mar 2015, 8:35 am

    They are so beautiful, BigBilly. A wonderful sign that spring is definitely here for you.  :D
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    Post by granny on Tue 31 Mar 2015, 11:11 pm

    :good:  Beautiful daffodils.  When I was little I thought they were called Easter flowers.
                   :sun:  Granny
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    Post by Guest on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 12:54 am

    Spring is springing.
    Frogs and spawn in the pond.

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    Post by Guest on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 1:09 am

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    Post by Guest on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 1:13 am

    Skunk cabbage

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    Post by Guest on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 1:17 am

    Hyacinths.

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    Post by Guest on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 1:21 am

    Heather.

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    Post by Guest on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 1:25 am

    A rather tatty peacock butterfly fresh out of winter hibernation.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 6:16 am

    Many thanks, BigBilly, for posting these wonderful images. Top shot of the frog & spawn. Your pond must be very frog-friendly. The beautiful flowers do look very much like spring has definitely arrived in your garden. Love that name 'skunk cabbage'.  :lol3: The striking peacock butterfly is well camouflaged. At first glance I thought it was a critter hiding in amongst the flowers looking at the camera.  :lol: 

    Thanks again, BB, for sharing these pics with us. They are great.
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    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu 30 Apr 2015, 4:01 pm

    Beautiful pictures!  I like them all but that butterfly has to be my favorite.
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    Post by Guest on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 3:14 pm

    Flower garden through the kitchen window.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 3:21 pm

    What stunning views, BigBilly!! The flowers are absolutely beautiful. Are the tall flower spikes foxgloves? Your neighbour also has a lovely view of your wonderful garden from some of their windows.

    Thank you for sharing this with us, BB.  :D
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    Post by Guest on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 3:26 pm

    Looks as if that worked this time Joy,  just got to remember what I did !!

    The very tall ones are foxgloves Joy , which the bumble bees love and the others are lupins.
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    Post by Guest on Wed 24 Jun 2015, 3:41 pm

    A closer look at the lupins.


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