Last Sunday saw a fantastic colour splash from a bird that has never been counted from this garden during the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch! Last September saw sunshine through golden Acer leaves and a late garden nest build never seen either – any guesses there? I’ll leave you thinking on that for now. The Bullfinch… Read More Surprise garden sightings
Okay, so I deserted my gardenwatch window space in favour of a small upstairs room with a view over the roofs of my neighbours’ houses shortly after seeing a red squirrel in the garden! Why on earth would I do that? Well, believe it or not, I favoured a black and white Koala over a… Read More Returning for the Big Garden Birdwatch
After the first ever Red squirrel garden visits spotted earlier last November, expecting them to return in 2017 was a very faint thought indeed. That really would be greedy to be so very privileged again… but one very alert and no nonsense one has! For the past three, very different weather wise, lunchtimes I have… Read More Not Black, not Grey… it’s Red Friday 🙂
Question: What would you say blogging has inspired you to do in your garden that you didn’t expect? Please leave your answers in a comment 🙂 It’s fair to say that garden blogging changes the way we look at our gardens. In our pursuit of supporting photos we discover small details often overlooked. We become… Read More Answer: The building of a wildlife pond
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in October 2017. Photo captures taken October 13th, 2017.
As it does, late the other night, one twitter/blog link lead to another. The discovery of a new blogging meme caught my eye. Six topics/plants, supporting photo/photos with a caption/brief piece of descriptive text sounded a fresh idea for this garden blogger. Mmmm.. but as many readers here might guess that was maybe a bit… Read More Six on Saturday: New to me
Outside the window, bulrushes bob in the breeze. Light ripples trail over the surface of the water, left by the Mallards that have just taken flight. Autumn is definitely in the air and the empty patio chairs and tables on the decking support the current temperature drop. Inside the Garden Centre café, warmer jackets decorate… Read More Seasonal shifts, all in a day
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in August 2017.
Clue 1: Keeping the garden free from weeds early in the season to save time during the busiest month for 2017 – July. Clue 2: Careful tending of multiple plants in a variety of pot sizes and styles so plants are in peak flower for the end of July. Clue 4: Little spare time for gardenwatching… Read More The theme of the last seven months
Fantastic news, red squirrels have continued to visit the garden and are showing just how photogenic they are. When they stay still long enough to photograph that is. Video captures are another matter entirely, more patience and the right timing is required there. It’s fair to say that red squirrels are keeping me alert at… Read More Clothes peg help for red squirrels