A sea of green – and bird acrobatics

31 Jul

I was met with a sea of green over at the allotment yesterday. We had gentle rain and it really perked everything up – so of course I got out the camera.

Silverbeet, Kale and parsley

Silverbeet, Kale and parsley

Cos lettuce

Cos lettuce

Young broccoli

Young broccoli

Lettuce from mixed pack

Lettuce from mixed pack

Dwarf bean

Dwarf bean

We grow trees and flowers over at Beelarong Community Farm where I have my allotment to attract the birds and bees.  The birds love this particular native tree and fortunately I still had my camera at the ready.

Australian native Bottlebrush tree

Australian native Bottlebrush tree

This little bird kept me entertained for ages. I switched on the zoom lens so as not to frighten the bird away.

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14 Responses to “A sea of green – and bird acrobatics”

  1. horticulturalhobbit Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    No fair, Jean, You’ve not got any slugs!

    • Allotment adventures with Jean Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:25 am #

      Ah. Is that why we don’t get slugs!

      • MrsYub Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:58 am #

        If that’s the case my birds be broken, lol!! Or they are too fat…or of the two, ’cause I still got slugs!!

      • Allotment adventures with Jean Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:33 am #

        Sorry to hear about your slugs Mrs Yub. We don’t get them but we get plenty of other pestilence! Lol

  2. Kathy Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    Love all your photos of fresh veggies and who doesn’t love some native wildlife pics too. Such a great hobby Jean. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia
    http://www.oursimpleandmeaningfullife.blogspot.com

    • Allotment adventures with Jean Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

      Thank you for visiting Kathy, and for your kind words. Nice to meet you, good to hear from other Brisbanites. Just been over checking out your blog. Lovely pics of your family life.

  3. livingsimplyfree Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    I would have been highly entertained by that bird. Love how your garden is coming along. I spent today working in mine and was pleased by how it’s doing as well. While out there I watched both butterflies and bees enjoying the flowers on the plants.

    • Allotment adventures with Jean Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

      It’s lovely being in the garden at this time of the year Lois.

  4. tanglycottage Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Oh good. I was trying to figure out if something I had planted is broccoli. Looks like it is!!!

    • Allotment adventures with Jean Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Pleased I could help. One of the allotment holders gave me the broccoli seedlings.

  5. cathyandchucky Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Wonderful veg and natives Jean. Love the nectar feeding bird too. We get Wattle birds over here with red dangly neck bits that lay claim to most of the flowering natives and chase off any small birds who might try and get a sip. :)

    • Allotment adventures with Jean Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 2:31 am #

      Thank you for your kind words Cathy. I love watching the birds in that tree, lovely to watch them feed. We need to make sure we plant flowering natives around the place to encourage them.

  6. narf77 Friday, August 2, 2013 at 4:38 am #

    That grevillea is gorgeous! What a lovely colour and the wattle birds here are HUGE. I am used to little fellows in Western Australia. The kind we get here in Tassie have massive big wattles on the side of their faces and are rapidly approaching “turkey” in size! When they land in your flowering natives you cross your fingers and hope that they don’t snap the branch ;)

    • Allotment adventures with Jean Friday, August 2, 2013 at 6:23 am #

      Grevillea. Thanks Fran. The name was on the tip of my tongue but do you think I could get it out!?
      The Australian natives put out the most wonderful flowers I think. I’ve never heard of wattle birds. You painted a funny picture of turkeys in trees.

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