There were many nominees from the 2012 gardenwatch year that could be fitted with a Scottish kilt graphic and bring a smile to blog visitors. I’ve considered quite a few fun ways to review the year too. Then, after walking into my local supermarket and hearing the Scottish music playing I decided there was another… Read More New Year Wishes from…
There were two nominees up for the Santa hat and song at shirls gardenwatch this morning. The now regular female Great Spotted Woodpecker came runner-up due to the fact that a hat would fall off her head as it’s always tilted when she feeds at the fat cake and peanut feeder. The Coal tit on… Read More Christmas Wishes from…
Back on the last day of November we had a few flowers left for 2012… Astrantia drooping, Gunnera falling down, Geum fighting on bravely and Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ smiling through everything as she does 😉 Meanwhile in my shadier back garden, frosty nights and mornings had begun in earnest. Bird activity in the garden was… Read More All change in the garden
Would you ever believe it – gluten free bird food? I kid you not. Okay… perhaps I am slightly, however Blackbirds were feasting and fighting over pieces of gluten free breakfast health bar in my garden yesterday morning (homemade with rice flakes, apple juice, butter, soft brown sugar, eggs, nibbled almonds, sunflower seeds, chopped figs… Read More New bird seed mix, new Coeliac & Blogaversary
A 30 second video clip of a female Great Spotted Woodpecker at a garden feeder, although a very special first for me, would have taken the limelight away from a star sighting in my lengthy last post. So yes, you were right Sue, the ‘W’ was for Woodpecker too 🙂 What’s really special about this… Read More Shy female Great Spotted Woodpecker
Would it be the white stripe on the back of the speedy Coal tits darting through almost every tree and shrub in my garden just now? …Nope 🙂 Would it be the white cheeks of the Coal tits as they briefly slow down before changing direction through the wonderful coral stems of my Acer tree?… Read More I spy with my little eye… something beginning with ‘W’
In hindsight, I was feeling a bit sad when I browsed through many images (taken on the same day) for my previous Wordless post and I guess the power and draw of one single image showed. Yes, looking now at the tired and tearful Anemone I can see that it reflected pretty accurately myself at… Read More Friday gardenwatch catch-up
Autumn repaints the picture. This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in November 2012.
Yesterday’s late breakfast companion took me completely by surprise. Wow… this is a species I have never expected to visit my garden. Fortunately, whilst preparing breakfast in my kitchen, I paused to look out the window en route to the fridge and spotted the male Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding from a peanut feeder. I can’t… Read More Oh my… a Great Spotted Woodpecker pops by!
Perhaps not 🙂 This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in October 2012.