Yesterday’s wander into the garden brought the colour back, a break from the black and white view indoors. A spot of plant rearranging in the front garden was restful on the eyes too, a break from fine detailed drawing with a fountain pen. Don’t get me wrong, despite the hours it will take, I’m loving… Read More From black and white to colour
That was something I wanted to know last week, although I didn’t know it was legs that I was seeing dangling down at the time. These insects were odd looking en masse that was for sure. It could have been a tail I was seeing, they were so fast moving, quite jerkily too. They had… Read More What are the black flying insects with long legs?
October 2020 has been a gardenwatch month like no other, without a single blog post. Later this month this blog heads into its 15th year and I could never have imagined it would have taken me back to my creative roots and drawing with gardenwatching as the inspiration. 31 days of daily drawings on subjects… Read More Gardenwatch #inktober2020
Rudbeckia Goldsturm and the perennial aster, Little Carlow were just glowing in the early morning sunshine yesterday. They may flank a slightly taller buzz series purple Buddleja, but they are currently the garden border highlights along with hedgehogs foraging below at ground level. I do love September. I know Autumn is knocking on the door, but I… Read More September highlights
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
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
Right now in this October 2017 Perthshire garden, bird species and numbers are increasing at the feeders almost daily. I’m on the lookout for Redpolls now. It’s a great season to be gardenwatching! As a garden blogger there is much to chat about at this time of year. Red Admiral butterflies are still visiting, 4… Read More Loving Autumn watching
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in December 2016.
… 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…