This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in December 2016.
A monthly garden history covering all aspects of the garden in the form of a Gardenwatch Report seems like a useful plan to refer back to. As the garden year is picking up speed, it’s easy to forget some of the garden work, flowers and sightings that didn’t make blog posts, diaries or notebooks. My… Read More The Gardenwatch Report: FEB 2014
It was almost midnight last night (here in Scotland) when I uploading the photos to join others celebrating wildflowers. So I missed the boat for Wednesday perhaps, but I did stop my garden potting shed re-org when there was enough light to wander round my garden to see if I actually had any wildflowers in… Read More Wildflower Wednesday: my April garden
I’ve searched online images and queries and I can’t be sure – the closest I can get is mealybugs but I can’t see them when I look closely. I’m seriously hoping some of my gardening friends can help out here. I’m taking a guess that our recent baking hot weather that these plants have endured… Read More What is the white stuff on my box plants?
There’s nothing quite like a good de-clutter is there? The time has come for my (never really updated) plant photos blog to go. However, I do want to keep one post after getting help from other bloggers with it. This post was originally published back in July 2007 and linked to from this blog. The… Read More Wild Flowers via some housekeeping
The photo of the hedgehog dropping above may not be pretty but it’s my contribution for Hedgehog Awareness Week which The British Hedgehog Preservation Society is currently running until May 7th. If you’d like to know if hedgehogs visit your garden and spot a dropping like the one above on a path, your lawn or… Read More Hedgehog Awareness Week
…to the middle of the month with ‘Boofle’ in birthday cake form, sunny mornings, blue skies, first flowers opening, a snow covered garden, flattened flowers, grey skies, heavy rain, an invasion of Finches, recovering flowers, new shoots through the ground, a lengthy visit from Mr S. and short ones by Jack Frost . The cameras… Read More Phew! Flying past…
“This blog contains way too much chat, photos and video on garden plants, birds and wildlife. It also goes wandering on visits to gardens and nature reserves! There are cameras and links everywhere… are you brave enough to browse? I hope so :-D”Under the heading ‘A GARDENWATCH WARNING’ in my sidebar, at present, this is… Read More Visitors beware…
Is this a late April Fools? Well… yes, in a way it is! Oh yes, the return of snow was real earlier in the week. In reality, it did add to this posting for March being late. Oh yes… that and the April Fool that would be me! Then the joke was on me late… Read More End of month views March 2010
… the garden is reaching a crescendo! Bedraggled parent birds collect food, juveniles with beaks wide open are staggering around and new waves of blooms are opening daily to catch the eyes of passing bees as others fade away – their job done for the year. A garden has regular visitors at particular times of… Read More As June bows out…