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Flowers, fungi and feathers!

Gee19

By Gee19

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I put this blog together some weeks ago before decorating, leaf clearing and seasonal shopping overtook everything. Many of the plants have now disappeared from the garden but have lasted much longer than normal. My white camellia is is full bloom in spite of the frost this morning. The red one and Debbie are covered in buds so I don’t know how they will fare now.

The fungi is fascinating and I have spotted several that are new to me this year. I have put names to those I know but my knowledge is very limited :)

The garden has been changed yet again. You may notice that the little patch of grass has gone now and been replaced with shingle. I gave up on it a couple of months ago, it was plagued with a strange ‘fungi’ that turned the grass to slime which I just couldn’t seem to control. The shingle works well but I do miss that splash of green and I will have to grow grass in a tub for the tortoises next year! The arch has also moved to the pathway – hopefully next year will see it covered in greenery.

Hope to be seeing more of you all once all my jobs are done. I think I am getting slower…. :)

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Your fungi are great. the white ones look like one that grows with beech, have you abeech nerby? TRhat first one looks like a flower, I wonder what it is. And the fly agaric has some kind of symbiotic relatonship with silver birch, so nice trees give you nice toadstools. (I do like the old name) You got some spendid bird action shots too- not easy to do at all.
A very enjoyable trip round you garden.

6 Dec, 2014

 

A lovely blog Gee interesting fungi photos :o)
info from Stera was welcome too :o)

6 Dec, 2014

 

Hello Gee ..
nice selection of pics. Sometimes grass just doesn't grow as you would expect and it has to go ! Looking forward to seeing you more often on GoY. :o)

7 Dec, 2014

 

Wow Gee the Fungi are fascinating I didnt realise there were so many types! your garden is looking good to despite the lateness in the year and I love your bird pictures ;0)

7 Dec, 2014

 

Your garden looks really good Gee. I'm sure you are pleased. Shame about the grass but less work for you. How about grass in a shallow tray or sink with holes in to drain and some crocus bulbs to taste. When the torties come out of their sleep the crocus will be over and the grass about to grow? Love the fungi and the clourful plants and flowers. Just bought myself some wicked extending loppers from Homebase with a ratchet assist. My hands are getting weaker and fingers stiffening. Tried them out yesterday.

7 Dec, 2014

 

That sounds like a good idea, Dorjac. I have a very long tray that I could use :)

Stera, all the fungi is in the mixed woods nearby where I walk Millie. Lots of them were on or near silver birch. The bird action shots were all accidents! The birds were stood still when I tried to take the photo :)

Thank's, Neellan, TT and PP. I am just off to check out your blog on your grassless front garden, TT. Playing catch up again.

7 Dec, 2014

amy
Amy
 

They are lovely photos of both the flowers the birds and the Fungi Gill , I love looking out for Fungi but always have to get my book out to try to identify them .That's a good idea to grow grass in an old sink . I was just in time to see a Jay in our garden for the first time feeding on the ground under the bird feeder today , I'm hoping now it knows where there's food he will come back for more ...

7 Dec, 2014

 

Hi again Gee...
there are more pics of the grassless front garden areas on my JEWELS blog of 29th Oct. ....
I hope this helps :o)

7 Dec, 2014

 

Your garden looks bigger to me now Gee and so neat and tidy, (mines all fallen very soggy leaves)
You have some great photo's of the birds and the fungi ones are like something magical, they always fascinate me but like Amy I don't think I could name them so thankyou for taking the time to add the ones you do know...

7 Dec, 2014

 

Fungi are fascinating and so different in their appearance. I like the pale pink one very much.
Your garden is looking tranquil and very pretty. The birds must give you lots of pleasure and added interest at this quieter time of year.

7 Dec, 2014

 

I wouldn't know any of the fungi. You're good to find some of them.

Your garden is lovely. It doesn't need any flat green bits :)

7 Dec, 2014

 

Lincslass, I cleared the fallen leaves daily - became quite paranoid about them!

Thanks, Wildrose and Hywel, the fungi make the dog walking sessions interesting, seeing what I can spot.

7 Dec, 2014

 

Isn't nature just wonderful Gee? Lovely fungi photos :o)

8 Dec, 2014

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