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Siris and the bird table were moved 5 or 6 years ago onto the stump of a Cratagus prunifolia (beautiful tree but at 30 ft had outgrown its position in the garden.)
Unfortunately a pair of pigeons were landing on her head and doing unspeakable things there whilst trying to get onto the food platform. The purple leaved Prunus, not a long lived plant was dying back so removed, leaving space for moving some perennials too tall for the front of the border to be moved further back and space for a few smaller additions.


She has now relocated to behind the late evening sun bench.

Siris can now view the tidying up of the back garden, and the alcohol consumption on the apperos seat!

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Oh yes, she looks very at home there

10 Sep, 2016

 

She looks happy there. Does her name derive from your initial and your love of iris?

10 Sep, 2016

 

Siris is lovely! :) I'm ever so glad you saved her from the Pigeons' unspeakable ablutions!

10 Sep, 2016

 

I loved how she looked before surrounded by the lush planting but she looks happy in her new home, safe from the unwanted attentions of the dratted pigeons. It looks a great place to sit on a nice evening as the sun sets. Cheers!

11 Sep, 2016

 

Dawn, I think she is actually called Pandora, but I decided she was a representation of me.
Karen all my wildlife causes a nuisance in one way or another. Yesterday I was stung by a honey bee on the ground as I was lifting dead leaves to compost.
Homebird, thanks,if you look at the first pic, Persicaria Red Dragon is the purply leaved plant at the back.

11 Sep, 2016

 

looks stunning ....

11 Sep, 2016

 

I like her behind the bench she looks lovely,and looks very at home.

11 Sep, 2016

 

I see, thought so. ?. Oh dear, how's the sting?

11 Sep, 2016

 

Looks great Siris.

11 Sep, 2016

 

At least she will be safe there.......how tall was the tree before you removed it btw?
I trust you are not allergic to bee stings? how was the garden when you returned? much damage?

11 Sep, 2016

 

The sting has been itching for a day. By the way Oh cleaned and disinfected the bird box where the Tree Bumble bees had taken over, then vacated, as per Gnarly's advice. Not them that stung me, just a comatose honey bee.
Cratagus prunifolia was at least 30 Ft tall, such a wonderful tree, white flowers May, red foliage in Autumn and hips, over 40 years old.
Everything exuberant on return from our hols. Overgrown even!

11 Sep, 2016

 

So at least not dead!! 30ft!! did you take it down yourselves?

12 Sep, 2016

 

Dd, yes we took Cratagus out ourselves,about 6 years ago, although the stump is still in position, the statue stood on top of it but now a stepping stone is over it as we have got it flush to the ground. Ps have just taken out the purple leaved Prunus, that was dying back gradually.

12 Sep, 2016

 

Darn stings, we have a wasps nest in a bank. Both daughters dogs been stung.
I fancy a statue but I can't imagine anything suitable. A giant dragonfly sculpture over the pond maybe lol

12 Sep, 2016

 

Siris did look happy amongst your flowers but I feel she'll soon feel at home in her new position and you'll feel better now that she is not being treated as a toilet..

12 Sep, 2016

 

A robin has already claimed her head as a look out spot.

15 Sep, 2016

 

Awww bless.

20 Sep, 2016

 

There is/was a Dicentra scandens up the removed purple Prunus, rather than moving it, I have moved the bird table.

22 Sep, 2016

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