This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in July 2020.
It’s all well and good making wishlists for garden plants, but perhaps in this case I should have written this one in LARGE BOLD CAPS and pasted it everywhere from my PC desktop, paper blog diary to the calendar as a next year note. Ahhhhhh. I really wish I had. I truly do. This one… Read More Allium ‘Millenium’, the one for me
Damp mornings are perhaps not the best ones to go out with a camera but yesterday the garden didn’t disappoint revealing another new wildlife sighting. Refreshed foliage, flowers with raindrops and a soggy bee resting on a flower were to be expected, The final moult stage of a seven spot ladybird was definitely not. Research… Read More Soggy bee on allium for GBBD
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in April 2019.
Moths weren’t captured by camera on my first garden wander at 9pm last night. Wild flowers and a snail were. It was a cooler night after some rain breaking through at some point earlier in the evening. I didn’t see how much but looking around the garden I could tell it was a sprinkling. My… Read More #30DaysWild Day 9 – Moth Night, this week
No bird sound tonight with my, later in the evening, garden wander with a camera. Little traffic noise either. I love this silent time in the garden almost as much as with full bird sound. It almost feels secretive as you look around, like I shouldn’t be wandering around my own garden. I’m guessing others… Read More #30DaysWild Day 7- Silent reminiscing
Morning sunshine and evening light across a garden can create a romance through the plants that we only notice, if we stop and take time to notice. What a wonderful sense of calm and healing a garden can give us. I for one have always felt it. Do you? Media is talking about how important… Read More #30DaysWild Day 6 – Appreciating romance
My recommendation for building a garden pond can’t be said enough times. It really is a magnet for both wildlife and humans alike. Returning home at lunchtime to blue skies and sunshine, once again, my pond drew me outdoors to see if there were any large red damselflies around – they have been spotted recently.… Read More #30DaysWild Day 5 – 15 mins by the pond
Weather-wise, Day 3 for 30 Days Wild was much cooler, thank-goodness! We had clouds but we didn’t see much rain. On my mid evening garden wander, I could hear swifts calling but couldn’t see them through the clouds. I decided that would be my contribution – last bird sounds from the evening garden. I, for… Read More #30DaysWild Days 3 & 4 – Evening sounds and ants
Take a relaxed woodland or beach walk, for example, just a wander. So often we are often oblivious to what our eyes have seen, our ears have heard or what smell our noses have picked up. We are creating memories all the time, many still strong from our childhood and I believe they become part… Read More #30DaysWild Day 2 – Creating memories outdoors