Like the rest of the UK we haven’t exactly had the sunniest of June’s. Surprisingly though, during the wet and windy days the bird feeders in my garden get very busy. Siskins have not been seen in my garden since they left when a male was seen with the finch disease on March 21st –… Read More Siskin male and who?
The other night I was looking through one of my Garden Links after posting my Bloom Day post. One garden link led to another and then WOW I was looking at a post that had me speechless! I have to add here that I am not often lost for words as those who know me… Read More Garden Links, Inspiration & New Friends
Very disappointingly rain and winds on the 15th of June meant that I was unable to take part in Garden Bloom Day this month. Carol at May Dreams Gardens however, who has organised this day, will be happy I have posted late rather than not at all. So below I have posted photographs of flowering… Read More Garden Bloom Day June 2007
The title here might suggest that I could be referring to heating my tiny greenhouse, but no, very few plants remain in there. This morning it was my house that needed the chill lifted – this is June and even in Scotland not something I would normally do. As I opened my curtains and looked… Read More Heating on!
It’s Friday night and I had planned a bit of light entertainment here – perhaps a film? Unfortunately time does not stretch as we’d like it too – maybe next week. However, our garden did have a little unexpected activity tonight – in the shape of a guinea pig having an evening stroll. My teenage… Read More Evening stroll
Undoubtedly there was much anticipation and excitement over the last six weeks as we watched the progress in our Camera Nestbox. However, this is a gardenwatch blog and my intention has always been to record the progress of my plants too. I have a small garden stuffed with plants that I have grown from seed,… Read More Wisteria from bud to flower
My list of favourite flowers would definitely include the meconopsis – often known as the blue poppy. For me a large planting of them is simply breath taking. The shades of blue and violet colours in this simple four petal flower are quite magical – changing as you look at it from all sides. As… Read More Meconopsis Magic
I began this gardenwatch blog/diary as a way of showing pictures of the robin and other garden birds to my friend in Australia by taking short videos in my garden. Recently I have captured some shots with my still camera but my postings were focused on our Nestbox. Tonight I would like to share these… Read More Bring a smile
This morning I am going to the Gardening Scotland Show at Ingliston. I took photos from my own garden yesterday as you can see below although there are many more I could include – perhaps I will supplement this Blog with a photo one. The first two plants above were bought at Gardening Scotland –… Read More Great expectations