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:
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.
Polesden Lacey on a very wet day
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