these are not. They are my friends the turtle doves that wait for me to feed them every morning. They're quite cheeky; when I'm late they come and get me by landing on the windowsill outside my living room window and peering inside: where on earth is she, she's late and we're hungry!
This is a more unusual bird but NIMG (not in my garden).
But, not to worry, I do have some very extraordinary birds in my garden and here they are.
What's so unusual about them? Have a look for yourself.
They turn from white into blue at the flick of a switch. ;-) They give enough light to read a book by, so they're very handy as well. And they don't make a mess on the decking., also a bonus!
I have quite a few indoor birds too and fortunately they are not in any danger from the Bliss team. Here are some of them:
But what I'd really like to show you is a very special bird indeed; it's called the Warning Bird and here he is.
Handsome fellow, don't you think? What's so special about him, you ask? Well, this little chap can sing and very prettily too. I love to hear him sing in the conservatory, it's such a cheerful sound. The cats like it too, especially Kadootje as she runs into the conservatory as soon as Chirpy opens his beak.
But alas, he only sings on special occasions, when the earth in the pot he's stuck in, is too dry. That's right, that's what this little chap is warning me about; I have to water the plant. Well now, isn't that a very unusual and handy bird to have?
I've read on many a garden blog and in the comments of my own blog that many of you are very good at killing off houseplants. With a nifty little device like this, you will at least be able to water your plants correctly. Most houseplants are killed by either over watering them or forgetting to water them at all. These problems are all in the past when you buy a cute little chap like this for your plants. Just stick him in the earth and he will let you know when it's time to water the plants, and he does it in such a charming way too!
Have a lovely weekend!
NB If you look to the right you'll notice that I have a poll on my blog. Happy voting!
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L'idee de jardin respire du temps perdu avec amour.
Claude Servan-Schreiber, L'Invitation Au Jardin, 2001