Results for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch for 2011 were published back in March. The graphic way the RSPB have chosen to illustrate and compare the stats makes it a good read too. You can get the full PDF list here. Although a tad late, perhaps this is a good time to be posting this… Read More Top 10 UK Garden Birds 2011
That’s what I am just now… are you a bag person too? Do little brown envelopes await filling with seeds collected from your garden just now? I, (and others I’m sure) would love to hear about your seed collection & storage system if you’d like to share it in a comment 🙂 Perhaps you sow… Read More The bag lady
Blooms, we have a few. Butterflies, sadly we’ve seen fewer. Rain, well that’s a plenty and not exactly helping progress in the garden and butterfly visits in a count for the big butterfly count going on here in the UK at the moment. Clematis Picardy & Niobe are adding a wonderful depth of colour in… Read More July garden work, Blooms & Butterflies
Could it be mosquito larvae? Can you help ID the larvae in this screen grab of the video below? They were absolutely tiny and were seen floating and wriggling just under the pond’s surface last night. They also appeared to be almost snorkelling which might suggest they were mosquito larvae. It was suggested to me… Read More What’s wriggling in my pond?
Sat Nav was set to the Town Nursing Home. The familiar yellow Open Garden banner along the outside wall told us our man ‘Tom’ had successfully got us to the ticket buying/map collection point. We could see many others had just arrived too and the buzz of a town with Open Gardens could be sensed… Read More Open Gardens: Montrose
Butterfly visits have been a bit on short supply in my garden this year so far. I’ve heard others mention this too. However, bring on a few warm, windless days in July and fingers crossed they will start to appear – although the short-term forecast isn’t too promising. If you have been enjoying butterfly visits… Read More July: Butterfly count & Parks week