What fun it has been for the last six years observing the behaviour of visiting birds to my garden. Observational learning is what I have been doing but in my case the reward has been in seeing the variety of bird species arriving in my garden. I guess it’s quite apt that I take a… Read More The Brambling and the peanut feeder
Before we get to the (exciting late entry) results from the shirls gardenwatch, Perthshire Garden let’s take a look at who opted out during my one hour count. The now regular female Great Spotted Woodpecker chose to pop by early morning missing out on her chance to be included. The pre count regular small group… Read More 2013 RSPB Birdwatch Results
Taking the full garden tour last weekend was a male Pheasant, will he return to be counted this weekend? LOL… not likely, the birds usually take a garden break during my window break to record what bird species and how many can be seen at any one time during an hour, in my garden. Living… Read More Snowy shelter and garden visitors
Reviewing products is new to me, but as this one comes down to spending money from the household budget versus garden birds getting extra food from feeders in our gardens to survive a cold night in winter… I have taken on this task seriously! Okay… I had fun too 😉 My first thoughts went to…… Read More RSPB TABLE MIX EXTRA trial results
I see your blue skies after the snowfall, I feel the chill before your snow. I see garden birds increase in numbers, getting ready for the show? I see your snow crystals melting in sunshine, I feel the chill of a frosty morning. I see Erysimum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’ still in flower, I listen to your… Read More January, when I think of you…
Ooops… I feel a Christopher Lloyd quote coming on! For a few years now I have shown images of what I have done to protect the Gunnera in my garden. Let’s take a look back on 25th October 2010… Let’s take a look further back to January 29th that year. My Gunnera manicata had seen… Read More Is it too late to protect my Gunnera?
If a garden sparkles in rain then it’s a gem for sure. Truth be told, when we took the soggy jog from the car park to the tearoom at Castle Fraser, back at the end of August 2012, I didn’t even consider a garden wander. It was a wet, chilly and windy day – no… Read More Garden Visit: Castle Fraser