My blog contains a mixture of posts on garden plants, visiting birds and wildlife. I have resisted the temptation to write separate blogs. However, I fully understand that new readers to my blog may browse and miss posts that may be of interest. If you are browsing I hope the lists below will help given… Read More CONTENTS – December 2007
This is a busy time of the year for family and friends but I have been very surprised at quite how busy the bird feeders have been in my garden! It hasn’t been too cold and we haven’t had snow or hard frosts. However the numbers of visiting finches really have increased greatly especially with… Read More Busy, busy
This morning is the third morning in a row that I have awoken to a seriously hard frost covering my entire garden. So my gardening once again has stopped for the moment. It is 8am as I begin this post and here in my garden in Scotland the day is just beginning – it is… Read More Magical winter moments
After my last post it may have seemed like my gardening year was over but today I spent a very enjoyable few hours out in my garden. What about our hard frost? Well, the next night we had no frost at all in my garden and today it was really quite pleasant. We even had… Read More A good gardening day!
The temperature has now dropped in my garden and this morning at 6.15am the car temp gauge read minus 7 deg C. It never warmed much above 2.5 deg C during the day and as you might guess I did have quite a covering of frost in my garden. It still wasn’t what I would… Read More Finally frosty
If you have been following my diary you will know that I had a grey squirrel visit my garden and after buying a squirrel feeder I reconsidered using it. During the time I was considering this I emailed a column (Craigie) of a local Newspaper (The Courier) asking if any readers had advice or experience… Read More Grey tree rat eats birds eggs
December flowers are pretty thin on the ground in my Scottish garden but surprisingly I do have a few to share for this month’s Bloom Day post and for a change I am early! Carol at May Dreams Gardens must be delighted to have had so many participating blogs during this first year of her… Read More Garden Bloom Day December 2007
Tonight I have just discovered an absolutely brilliant video on YouTube of a squirrel on an obstacle course via a comment on the Friends of Nature Forum – thanks Chipmunk! I found it so entertaining that I just had to share it. Jane at My Urban Garden was considering making one – so here are… Read More Squirrel obstacle course
Almost a month ago I put out apples on my obelisk to see if any birds would feed on them. A week later and I had video footage of a female blackbird eating them. Perhaps you are wondering if I continued putting apples out and if any other birds have taken interest in them. Well,… Read More Festive Cheer!
Since posting on my visiting squirrel I have given great thought as to whether I should encourage these visits or not. So far most replies I received from the gardening message board gave tips on what to do to get rid of them like sprinkling chilli pepper around the area. I had no positive comments… Read More Decision made