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As June bows out…

… the garden is reaching a crescendo! Bedraggled parent birds collect food, juveniles with beaks wide open are staggering around and new waves of blooms are opening daily to catch the eyes of passing bees as others fade away – their job done for the year. Parent birds will soon get a rest to recover… Read More As June bows out…

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Blooms and babies

How about a little less chat and some action instead for this month’s blooms? Or… do you fancy seeing my baby photos first? Decisions, decisions… so many garden stories…. have you time for a cuppa? Go on… this one’s an easy read.Okay… are you sitting comfortably? Let’s begin with one of the volunteers that help… Read More Blooms and babies

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Front garden car parks

Butterflies and bees really are a welcome sight in front as well as back gardens. However, I am feeling a wee bit miffed at all the talk on gardening programmes (Gardeners’ World on Friday night for example) about how many of our front gardens are a concrete ‘whatever’ as we use them for parking cars… Read More Front garden car parks

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Spring watching special

Nesting birds, fledglings, hedgehogs, bees, butterflies and so much more… what a great time to watch the garden! At a guess I’d say if you’re reading my blog here in the UK, like me, you are also watching the BBC Springwatch programme at the moment. I hope you’re enjoying it too.Scruffy Blue tit parent grabbing… Read More Spring watching special

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The lure of the garden

Not my planned posting for today but after Saturday’s posting on the lure of a Garden Show I just had to share what lured me out into my garden this morning…Monday morning blues… oh yes, I definitely have them alright 🙂 Oh… here’s a much shorter and shyer Meconopsis that I grew from seed. It… Read More The lure of the garden