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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it, Kim. I'm going to give a hand at some tidying up, tomorrow. When I made that last post I also texted one of the An Taisce people to say it needed work - now I've got myself a job! In a good cause though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A quick update from me.....all my lavenders are covered in bumble bees ( mainly ) and not a single butterfly to be seen there. Well, except for the odd small white one.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday was the first day that the buddleia was really smothered in butterflies, although the wind picked up as the day went on and they dispersed a little.

There are SO many hoverflies this year, they are spectacular! The marjoram has such a whoosh and a buzz when I walk past it, It is covered in bees, hoverflies and a few butterflies. The Eucryphia is also a mass of buzzing, just wonderful! Last week there was a humming bird hawk-moth on the runner bean flowers, such a wow!

The Rowan are in full fruit, they look so abundant, and this morning a flock of at least 50 mostly Mistle thrushes came for a feast. A wonderful sight.

I am not so impressed or in awe of the burgeoning rabbit population and their insatiable appetite but we may be having rabbit pie soon, that being the alternative to very little veg this winter!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be a fatal attraction between Roger and Kim.
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