The contents of this month’s posts are categorised below. I hope this list will guide any searches that are directed here. Alternatively you can type your query into the Blog search box located above my banner heading on the left and click on ‘search blog’ where you have the option to further search through all… Read More CONTENTS – February 2007
We hope to have an even more successful year with our nestboxes than last year. Our Nestboxes include a Terrace intended for House Sparrows (but Blue Tits like it) and an Open fronted box which we hope a Robin may use. We also have a Nestbox with a camera this year which has another pair… Read More Nest boxes 2007
Plants and changes in plantings will evolve within my small garden. Creating a space that makes you feel good and smile when you walk through it does it for me! I’m also keen in propagating my plants and I have been collecting seed too. You can follow all posts through my main diary archive but… Read More Garden plants shortcut
The Starlings have continued to have a presence in my garden sometimes coming in small numbers as they did today. On closer inspection they are actually quite pretty birds with almost rainbow colours sparkling through their feathers – I really don’t like their eyes though. At the moment they are enjoying feeding at the sunflower… Read More Starlings sparkle
Last week I happened to notice a magazine with the heading “Why won’t my wisteria flower?” Well, if you are like me who has had an unforgiving wisteria for years, which just wouldn’t part with a single flower, you will be drawn to the buy the magazine just as a bee is drawn to the… Read More Wisteria – just hungry?
Great excitement this morning when the postman brought the parcel below. We decided it would be good to have a camera in a nest box this year especially as we have somewhere to show our pics. The weather is fine this morning so we will now go out into the garden to consider where we… Read More Great excitement
Yesterday it was this little bunch of crocus that caught my eye instead of any visiting bird when I looked out my window. It was growing almost under my hedge – I don’t actually remember ever planting them! That really isn’t surprising though as I don’t exactly have a good track record with bulbs! Why… Read More Bulbs thriving against all odds
For some time now I have spotted a male blackbird with white marks on its head visiting my garden. The first time I saw it I do recall describing it to my daughter as “the Blackbird that must have knocked over a tin of white paint!” You can see why. I had no idea at… Read More Blackbirds with white feathers
The address of my blog has now changed to blog.shirlsgardenwatch.co.uk – this change should be automatic and you will now see it in your browser address bar. For regular readers please be assured you will still get me on the old links as before – but you may want to switch over to the new… Read More Web address change
I have a small (tiny) pond that I have recently noticed having, on the surface, what appears to be residues of oil. I have also noticed, in the last couple of days, a visiting blackbird with greyish markings on its back – it really looks like it has been swimming in oily water! Unusual white… Read More Oil slick?