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This morning I strolled around the garden, and saw small holes in the lawn (squirrels?), a badger’s poo (never seen before), a little wren (I love wrens) and some plants flowering out of their season, like:

Bergenia in front of new leaves of Lords & Ladies

and Poppy in front of leaves of a Hellebore

Here are the stars of the autumn season in our garden: Lords & Ladies, Asters, Crocosmia and mushrooms.

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Love that aster janny !! , I saw my first wren of the year the other day too it just seems to have been hordes of blue tits till now, now there are gold and greenfinches on the feeders. I had a scary experience this morning went to feed the fish and there was something big and black swimming in the pond ,disappeared among the grass around the edge when it heard me and I certainly wasn't going for a closer look,,OH said it would have been a rat I flippin hope not it was as big as a cat!!!!

1 Oct, 2014

 

Crumbs Simbad, that's scarey!
Love this blog,Janny, just a bit off the beaten track. your Lords and Ladies are lovely - its unusual to get the leaves at the same time as the berries isn't it? Tried to identify the mushrooms but didn't have time to plough through all the likely ones.

1 Oct, 2014

 

Interesting photos. I love the one of the berries :o)

1 Oct, 2014

 

Whatever it was didn't scare the fish Stera just me lol, and I need to get on my hands and knees and cut the grass round the edge before to long eeeeek.

2 Oct, 2014

 

Mystery solved!!! Maybe not as big as I first thought lol, I saw what I thought was its back diving under the water, OH went out today and heard rustling in the grasses round the edge stood very still and would you believe what came swimming out, a moorhen !!!

2 Oct, 2014

 

Wouldn't it be fantastic if you got baby moorhens? They are totally delightful little souls.

2 Oct, 2014

 

Thank you all for your lovely comments :-)
Simbad: I first thought you were talking about a frog, as I have seen a blackish frog, which scared me a while ago when it suddenly jumped out of the border into the pond - such fun.

5 Oct, 2014

 

To Steragram - I'll ask a man who knows. A possibility is that the mushrooms are called: Stinking Dapperling.

5 Oct, 2014

 

Oh my daughter has the Lords and Ladies in her garden, they were there when she moved in, we didn't know what they were called so thankyou for that, glad the visitor turned out to be a moorhen, thats a lot better than your OH's thought. lovely photo's Janny...

6 Oct, 2014

 

Pinkish scales on the cap, cap size not over 6cm, and a fragile ring on the stem which soon disappears?

Google Lepiota cristata images for comparison.

6 Oct, 2014

 

It would be great Stera to see baby moorhens!!, no sign of it for several days now though, it must have just been passing through, you never know it might be back in the spring, strange the fish weren't bothered by it, then again most of them are quite big they'd probably fight back lol. Yes Lincs hate rats eeew.
Janny frogs are something I've not seen in the pond except one lone one a couple of years ago in the spring calling for a mate, poor thing no-one answered, the goldfish will put them off I should think, we do have newts I've fished a few babies out acidently when I've been thinning the weeds, ponds are great for wildlife aren't they?, some not always welcome, like the heron grrrr, think at long last he's given up though at 8ft deep our ponds one he can't wade in and the fish just disappear to the bottom for a week when he appears.

7 Oct, 2014

 

Steragram - Indeed they are :-) Gone now, but I really liked them.

Lincslass - if you google Arum Italicum, you will see pictures that show you why it's called Lords & Ladies. Be aware that this plant is poisoness.

10 Oct, 2014

 

Thanks Janny will check them out....

10 Oct, 2014

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