No time to get bored here – after 7yrs of gardenwatching a new chapter is beginning! The new wildlife pond awaits plants and its first visitors but unfortunately it is out of the sight line of my main gardenwatching window. A solution came in the shape of an exciting 2013 Christmas present from OH 😀… Read More Introducing the Gardenwatch assistants for 2014
My tiny 6ft x 4ft Greenhouse has seen many long spells of neglect over the last (estimate) 15 years. The poor thing has never really reached its full potential and most definitely cannot claim the title of The Hardest Working Greenhouse. I should be hanging my head in shame as I know how lucky I… Read More Intro for The Greenhouse Year: FEB 2014
It wasn’t just the picture from the fascinating piece of video footage from an Owl nestbox, I came across on Twitter over the weekend, that made this capture catch my attention. We have heard strange noises from our garden but have never seen the Tawny Owls who were confirmed as being the mystery voices at… Read More Wildlife Videos: Noisy Tawny Owls
What great news it was to read ‘The Access for All Appeal’ leaflet on the table at The Terrace Café at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh back in January. Having had one garden visit with a wheelchair last June, I can completely see the need for such a valuable project and wish it much success… Read More Along the paths at Edinburgh Botanics
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in February 2014.
One very interesting ‘fact’ I picked up in my searching around looking at bird table reviews and advice given, was that birds prefer natural colours and a table that blends in to the garden. This caught my attention – is there really any evidence of this? I would question this suggestion. Please do leave a… Read More Bird table reviews… Mmm