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
Perhaps an unforgotten group of plans in terms of wildlife, pre blogging I never considered their value other than to add height, colour and interest to my garden. Vertical gardening is great for a small garden too, so the garden presenters and designers say and I’d agree. This morning’s wander with a camera stopped me… Read More #30DaysWild Day 1 – The value of climbing plants
Tomorrow sees the start of the UK Wildlife Trust’s month-long nature challenge and I absolutely recommend it! I had great fun back in June 2016 when I took part for the first time. Wedding prep kept me preoccupied in 2017 but 2018 is now free to join in again and a great opportunity to re-connect… Read More Re-connect with nature for 30 Days Wild
Early February saw the male Bullfinch return to overlook the garden from a neighbour’s tree. From there, this fine sunny day, he dropped into the garden and explored the ground. He stayed a while, perching on trees and shrubs. What a delight to get such a close-up view of such a colourful bird. I’ve been… Read More Winter catch-up, some fantastic garden moments
Kokedama with spider plant, St Andrews Botanical Gardens, April 13th 2017.How to Make Kokedama This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in April 2017.
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in December 2016.