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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Tuesday

Yesterday the car had its annual health check, and I’m pleased to say it passed, almost with flying colours. A couple of minor things to attend to, but nothing major, so I can breath a sigh of relief once more for another year.

That and the change in weather has somewhat restricted my going out for a bit, and with work tying up the rest of the week, that leaves the weekend to look forward to. I’ve spent a chunk of the morning writing a piece about me, the kit and birds for a possible future post. Gawd, I ramble sometimes, it’s a bit long. I’ll have to think about that one.

Anyway, the garden seems to be coming to life a bit now. The Clematis is full of flower along the fence,


And the pond is bursting with little tadpoles.



so many, I think I could stock half of Milton Keynes.
Work is beckoning soon, so I must start getting ready, and stop sitting around.
Have a good day.

19 comments:

  1. The Clematis is Awesome, I started a new one this year,,,,its only 3 inches tall at present, it has a long way to go. I remember catching tadpoles by the bucket full when I was a child...we brought them home and soon had a back porch filled with little green frogs!..What fun.

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  2. Tadpoles: one of nature's miracles. Great shots again, Keith. That clematis is stunning.

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  3. You think YOU ramble Keith, I think that crown goes to me at least in comments and replies!! I wish I didn't find it necessary to write a 'novel' most times, but just can't help it.

    Your Clematis looks beautiful I have one just about to flower which looks very similar, although I did my best to kill it about eighteen months ago! I plead guilty only to attempted manslaughter as it wasn't intentional :-) .

    Please don't keep showing me your lovely little pond, I want it!! I think your garden will be heaving with frogs soon.

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  4. You have a beautiful garden Keith. The perfect place for wildlife.
    I didn't realise you were in Milton Keynes, not really that far from where I'm originally from at all.
    Looking forward to more of your ' ramblings ' ! :-)

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  5. ...first time to your blog. The white clematis growing along the red fence is gorgeous. Love the little pond that seems to be the perfect home for tadpoles!

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  6. Your Clematis is doing far better than mine. It gets so far and then fades away. Last year I cut it right back and so far it is doing fine.
    Great piccies of the tadpoles. They look good and healthy.

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  7. Thanks Dixxie. Tadpoles always seem to bring back childhood memories for me too.
    My Clematis is about 10 years old, and every year gets better and better. The birds seem to like it too, always foraging around in there.

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  8. Thanks Graham. Tadpoles are amazing little things, the way they change from blobs of jelly, into frogs. The Clematis must be the star of my garden, especially when it’s out in flower and covering the fence.

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  9. Thank you ShySongbird. Glad I’m not alone in rambling. lol
    If my Clematis can survive 10 years of me, then anything can. :)
    I’m quite looking forward to all the little frogs hopping around. I should be slug free in a few years time, if nothing has them for dinner.

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  10. Cheers Nick. Yea, Herts is on the border to me. Not far at all. Some nice countryside there too.

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  11. Thanks Kelly for stopping by. When the sun hits that Clematis, it shines. The Dragonflies seem to love it too, and now I’ve got the pond, I’m hoping for more this year. The tadpoles love to hang around all the edge of the pond when the sun is out. Lovely to see them all wriggling around.

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  12. Thanks John. That is one of the few Clematis that I’ve had any success with. I read somewhere that they can be a bit fussy at times. I think I just got lucky with that one.
    I’m going to enjoy following the tadpoles progress, so I’ll probably bore everyone with pictures. :)

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  13. be ready then on these tadpoles to become adult,lol.

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  14. Thanks lolit. I think if they all survive to the frog stage, there'll be a few :)

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  15. Beautiful Clematis Keith. There's one coming over my mother's fence. I really must plant one in my garden.

    It seems to be the year for tadpoles; like you I think I'm going to be overrun with frogs.

    Look forward to your developing tadpole pictures :D

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  16. Just a follow on: the word verification on my comments was "no patios"!

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  17. I haven't seen tadpoles in a long time. Your photos brought back lots of memories. :)

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  18. Thanks Tricia. That particular variety is a very strong grower once it gets going.
    Appropiate word verification. lol

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  19. Thanks Jen. They remind me of my younger days too. They seemed to be everywhere then.

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