Saturday, May 10, 2008

Just heard the cuckoo + nature competition

must be summer time then!

Here's some garden shots:

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Katie bought these violas from the supermarket some time ago. They were cheap because they'd come to the end of their best, but with sun and water, they're looking a treat.
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Veggies are all doing well. Garlic at the front, 2 1/2 rows of onions, leeks and butterbeans.
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Baby blackbird no 1. We saw another this afternoon.
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The photo doesn't do the colour of this Gerbera justice - it's a fabulous pink.
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Ducks are back! These two were ducklings last year! Very tame, they came into the kitchen soon after this shot.
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One of the many Rapeseed fields dotted around the countryside near us.

As this is a sort of nature themed post, I thought I'd mention a campaign and competition I stumbled across in the Country Living Magazine. They are running a campaign to "bring back the school nature table" and are asking schools and families to get out and about, encourage children to enjoy nature and either establish a nature table at school or do a nature project at home. All the details are in the link above, and entries need to be in by 1st September, 2008.

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4 Comments:

At 7:39 am, Blogger Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Lovely photos Elle.

I particularly like the ducks one, how lovely to have ducks come and visit like that. :)

Lxx

 
At 3:15 pm, Blogger Shirl said...

great photos, especially love the ducks! ... :0)

 
At 4:20 pm, Blogger dawny said...

your garden is looking well :o)

 
At 8:57 pm, Blogger Elle said...

We love the ducks too, especially when they visit us. Elle

 

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