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 – September 2007
Last Sunday I was out with my camera trying to catch some photos of my visiting birds and captured the painted lady butterfly and bee and was so thrilled with these shots that I completely forgot I had some photos of House Sparrows until now. How like a parrot I now remember thinking this male… Read More Mr House Sparrow
In my last post I mentioned the clematis ‘Miss Bateman’ that grows up my willow stained arch at my back door. I didn’t show it in my photo montages as it wasn’t in flower at the moment. However, tonight as I browsed my photos I came across photos of it in flower at the end… Read More Miss Bateman
I have a small garden but within it I try to add as much interest as I can. I have a few small trees and heavily planted borders with foliage plants to create a garden that you can walk through rather than see it all at once. I have small paths of grass, paving and… Read More Small border – big on interest
Over the weekend we have been lucky enough to have had good sunny spells. Verbena Bonariensis has continued to be very popular with the butterflies, bees and other insects. I finally managed to get some clearer photos of the Painted Lady butterfly when she had company with a bee for a while. A light breeze… Read More And there’s more….
This afternoon I had some visitors in the garden that I have never noticed before. Since writing this gardenwatch blog I am paying much more attention to all my visiting wildlife. Butterfly identification is completely new to me – but I can now spot a small tortoiseshell quite easily now. I went out with my… Read More Painted Lady and Peacocks
Yesterday was Bloom Day. Thanks to Carol, at May Dreams Gardens, garden bloggers throughout the world post on what is currently in flower in their gardens. It is a great way to see real gardens by simply browsing the comments list on Carols post. So let me introduce the stars of my September garden!Photos above… Read More Garden Bloom Day September 2007
Early this evening I was out with my camera to take photos of my garden flowers for Garden Bloom Day tomorrow. Rain is expected over the weekend. I was outside for a few spells and our visiting garden birds could clearly wait no longer to come to the feeders. The Coal Tit I have always… Read More Coal Tit photos
Sorry I couldn’t resist the title. Ponds large and small can have duck weed as a problem. A chat with the owner of an aquatic nursery, last weekend, confirmed that I had this in my small pond. Duck weed is a tiny floating weed that in its thousands makes a light green carpet on the… Read More Gone Fishin’
It is almost a month since we have had hedgehogs visiting our garden taking food from a dish I put out. I have read that the hedgehog was a noisy eater so last night I put out the video camera again to try and catch this on film. You will perhaps need to turn up… Read More Hedgehogs – noisy eaters?