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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1415
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 06:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thought I would do some cultivating with the old Zetor tractor, doing some checks and saw the nest with eggs on top of the engine!
Returned to find the bird sitting, end of that plan for a few weeks.


Time to look at the wild garden!!!
First is the bottle brush bush.


The bees are busy.


lilys










Wild vetch.


Greenhouse lily.
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Graham Watson
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Username: graham508

Post Number: 56
Registered: 3-2016
Posted on Saturday, 15 July, 2017 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick what wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing them.
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Brian Vogel
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Username: guyslp

Post Number: 2361
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Sunday, 16 July, 2017 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Lovely photos!

The fourth one is almost certainly crocosmia lucifer and the fifth one of the many buddilea, more commonly known as butterfly bush.

The burgundy flowers beneath the butterfly photo may be a clerodendrum species of some sort, and they're really striking. Not hardy in any form here.

You have a fascinating garden with lots of visual intrigue.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1417
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, 17 July, 2017 - 02:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thank you Brian for naming the flowers, planting many years ago and now my wife and I have forgotten the name of many!
Is the buddilea known to have a yellow flower, this is one that has grown in amongst the larrels.


One of my favorite roses that I grew from a cutting when spotted in an old cottage in Portugal many years ago I think may be called the Tuscany rose.
Pix is showing the start of the flower opening.

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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1607
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Monday, 17 July, 2017 - 06:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Great set of images there Patrick,

What type of camera are you using?
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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1420
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, 17 July, 2017 - 07:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, the camera that I use most of the time is a second hand Fujifilm JZ 500 14mega pixels 10xzoom. Bought a couple over time on ebay and they never let me down.
I have a canon EOS 600d but takes me to long on the set up as I use two different lens if that makes sense.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1608
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Monday, 17 July, 2017 - 08:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi Patrick,

I am a camera nerd from my days at primary school.

I have 2 DSLR's that don't even make it out of the cases any more.

I use a Sony RX10, (24-200mm) quick & easy.

Hope you don't mind,
I just punched your colours & detail up a tad.





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Brian Vogel
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Username: guyslp

Post Number: 2362
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Monday, 17 July, 2017 - 01:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick,

Yes, that yellow flower is another buddleia, buddleia globosa, which is a species.

I understand these get huge, and since "the usual ones" get huge by my metric, these must get huge!

Brian
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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1424
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 - 06:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This is the Tuscany rose in full flower.
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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1612
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 - 06:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Beautiful rose there Patrick, the petals are very beautiful indeed.
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Brian Vogel
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Username: guyslp

Post Number: 2363
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 - 12:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

It is an absolutely gorgeous rose. That ombre velvet effect is striking.

I'm so jealous that you don't have Japanese beetles to contend with (or at least not like I do this year). These pests are just destroying my roses like nobody's business and I simply cannot keep up with them this year. It's never been this bad.

Brian
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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1427
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 - 09:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Brian, This year has been really bad for the lily beetle [red] attacks.
Every day I am given the task of trying to kill them.
Every day more come along!
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1436
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 - 06:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

An update on the nest on top of the tractor engine.
The eggs have hatched and chicks are growing well.

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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1843
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 03:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

All happening in the wild garden.











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Patrick Ryan
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Username: patrick_r

Post Number: 1872
Registered: 4-2016
Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 03:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

That time of year again Patrick.
Love your photos.
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richard george yeaman
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Username: richyrich

Post Number: 959
Registered: 4-2012
Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 09:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick great, brightened me up no end.

Richard.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 166
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 10:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Any progress on the Zetor restoration?
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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1845
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, 14 April, 2018 - 06:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Larry the Zetor is a working used tractor no restoration but due to wet weather has not been used over winter.
Will have to check for birds nests before use.
Lifted the bonnet of the International for a service [new fan belt] and had to close it as a bird has nested on top of the water pump pulley.
The birds just love the surroundings here, Yesterday a morning visit to one of the sheds and could not under stand all the sticks on the floor by the door, looked up for the cause wow looks like after three years of nought we have some type of owls building a nest.
We have some screech owls in the Lylanda trees that have gone out of control.


tractor nest


Sticks



nest box.
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Larry Kavanagh
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Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 167
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Sunday, 15 April, 2018 - 07:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Patrick, I'm fond of old tractors too. Currently looking at a Fordson Major (fully restored) with a view to possibly buying. International and Massey Ferguson 35s are also on my search list. I'm in a quiet country area too, sheep farming mostly. Swallows & house martens are abundant during the summer here so car covers are an essential accessory.
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Patrick Lockyer.
Grand Master
Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1860
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 08 May, 2018 - 06:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Larry just love the three cylinder 35s also the International Harvesters.
The Swallows have arrived here so must keep the doors closed.
Fun to watch having a drink on the wing at the swimming pool.
Never seen so much colour from the shrubs as this spring











Looks like a good year for cider!
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Larry Kavanagh
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Username: shadow_11

Post Number: 173
Registered: 5-2016
Posted on Friday, 11 May, 2018 - 08:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Those blossoms really are impressive Patrick. I'm in Wexford (S.E. Ireland) where it's been a colder and wetter Spring than usual and our growth is a few weeks behind normal but nature usually has a way of balancing things in the end.

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