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Smokin Donkey, what a lovely way to start the day. I feel quite uplifted by your post, currently I'm in my dressing gown drinking tea, but feel as though I've been on the walk with you.image


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,163

    There was a mummy deer with her baby in the paddock this morning. When I used to go riding I saw a lot of wild life as being on a horse didn't frighten the animals away.

    There are lots of wild flowers here in Dordogne. A wild patch of my garden is full of orchids and in late Spring there are cowslips all over the place.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    Lizzie - there are some upsides of gardening with deer!

    We have a patch of ground next to our house - I have always referred to it (somewhat pretentiouslyimage) as the meadow, when in reality it looks like a patch of waste ground. However, I have persevered ( for 7 years), and gradually it is becoming more like the meadow I was hoping for.  Yesterday I sat there with a cuppa and the noise coming from it was incredible - chirruping and buzzing - and there were butterflies and insects galore.  Ok, so not a carpet of wild flowers, but a haven for insects just the same.  You just have to learn to love grass - and carry on introducing yellow rattle.image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358

    SD- whatever you're on -I want some!

    When I commuted from my last house to school and work we drove on a few narrow roads with woodland around and deer frequently jumped out of fields in front of us and into the woods the other side. Fortunately they always escaped unscathed. We didn't have them really near our house so no damage in the garden thankfully! 

    Chick isn't it one of the loveliest 'noises' in the world - silence ...with just bees buzzing  and birds chirping. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Must say it was so lovely sitting out in my garden yesterday just listening to the buzzing of the bees. For those who don't know my 'garden' is 4.6m by 7m totally paved. I've got everything in pots.

    Well the noise was so relaxing 'till the seagulls started squalkingimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    Verdun wrote (see)

    Morning smokin.  I think we can all identify with that piece.  I know I do...

    Verd - me too love  x

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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