What I see in my backyard...

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  1. scifan57

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a Blue Spruce as well. I'll take a photo of the new growth on it when it's a little further along.
     
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    I really love blue spruce...love how nice they grow. Our neighbor has one in his backyard and it is huge!
     
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    they don't grow like that here,you just get one flower with two or three leaves,they don't grow in clumps,they'r lovely,what is the variety called?
     
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    I wish I did. This was given to me by a friend at work. It was from her mother's garden and she gave some to me about 2 years ago. It was late in the season when she gave them to me...so I am surprised how well it is doing.

    I'd love to have some white and yellow ones as well if I could!

    Thank you, Ivy! I believe I know the kind you're talking about, wish I had that variety also. These are called Bearded Irises! Seems like all my flowers on that side are all in the purple color family! I need some white to break it up!

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    i had to move mine this year so i don't think they will flower till maybe next year,i love Iris's,I'm going to look out for some of those,not sure if we have them though.
     
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    They're plentiful here in the States! I'd like to have some different varieties myself!
     
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    Nice detail, Scifan. You must be glad to see the back of the winter. Do your firs give off a scent?

    Your irises are super, Skimonkey. Again, a sign that you are in springtime :)

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    Not that I can smell.
     
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    Poisonivy Super Moderator Staff Member

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    in my back garden there is is a resident Blackbird,i see him when i look out of my kitchen window,he has no tail feathers and looks as though he has been in a fight with something bigger,it's really funny watching him,if any other birds dare to go in the bird bath or just sit in the garden he chases them off,he must think it's his garden and his alone lol.
     
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    I wonder if he has a nest there somewhere, I've been watching Springwatch on BBC and a lot of these birds become very territorial when breeding/nesting time comes around.

    The Archangel
     
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    we haven't seen a female but it's possible he does have a nest,we sat in the garden yesterday and he was singing for all he was worth,he's a real character.
     
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    It seems that they are very territorial http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Blackbird

    Some male birds build nests to attract partners, a bit like a guy turning up outside a pub with a Ferrari and shouting out "Oi! Get yer coat, you've pulled"!

    The Archangel
     
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    LOL,i love your analogy,maybe thats what all the singing was for yesterday :)
     
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    no idea how he lost his tail though,he probably doesn't look very attractive to the females.....i hope his Ferrari is in a good state of repair ;)
     
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    Hmm, I'm thinking Skoda?

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