Friday, 31 March 2017

This and That

Quite a few of the local birds are visiting the feeders in pairs. Robins, Dunnocks, Blackbirds and Chaffinches all tend to arrive as a couple. Among the Robins is one which spends a lot of time watching me as I potter round the garden or in the greenhouse:


From time to time bursting into song:


I've also noticed lots of birds gathering nesting material, Robin, House Sparrow, Blackbird and Starling being among them.

I think my first Cymbidium orchid is now in full bloom:

Cymbidium Orchid

Now waiting for the larger one. Always a long waiting game as they seem to be very slow to grow and mature but make up for it by staying in flower for many weeks. A new miniature one arrived today so I potted it on and gave it a good soak and feed. This one is near flowering size so I am hoping to see it bloom next year.


  1. Replies
    1. Wilma. I love them. Getting impatient for the next to open.

  2. Robins are wonderful gardening companions this time of year. Beautiful photos John. xx Matron

  3. Beautiful Robin photos :) I'm noticing birds in pairs here too and a wren carrying nest material into the ivy :) Sadly our nestbox camera has packed up so won't be able to watch the Blue Tits this year but they are visiting the box. Beautiful orchid :)

    1. RR: Thank you. Yes the breeding season seem to be well under way now.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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