Tuesday, 14 July 2009

My Wildlife Garden

  • Minnows congregate at the bottom of the stream.

Tues. 14th July 09.
Over the last few days I've been tidying up and cutting back around my wildlife ponds .I have 2 ponds linked with a stream, a submersible pump circulates the water around the ponds and down the stream at about 1800 gallons per hour.
The Dragon and Damselflies are beginning to emerge and the bottom pond has got a good few dozen Pond Skaters. The Sticklebacks have spawned and there are is a new generation of tiny sticklebacks around in the sheltered areas of the pond.My Minnows have entered the stream and there is plenty of mating activity, so I'm hoping they will spawn in the stream or in the top pond.
My Garden peaks in June so it's just past it's best, sadly my Wild Orchids are beginning to set seed.
Thanks for viewing.
see you soon.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Orchids on Anglesey June 09

I'm back to my holiday on the Isle of Anglesey in the first two weeks of
June this year I found several types of orchids growing in and
around Newborough Warren in the S.W. corner of the Island
here are just a few of them. I was concentrating on the new video I am making it's going to be called ORCHIDS IN MY GARDEN. I hope to download sections of
this video when I've finished it and when I gain more knowledge on the computer.

A type of Marsh Orchid

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Sunday, 5 July 2009

My ultimate Orchid ............

Somewhere in the Britsh Isles
My ultimate Orchid find was in the Bavarian Alps in
June 2008 .This was as good as it gets, it was 15 years
previous that I stumbled upon the secret site of the
of the British Ladies Slipper Orchid.