Hairy shield bug, surprise find weeding in Mum’s Rockery, May 2014 (iPhone). Copyright: Original post published on https://www.shirlsgardenwatch.co.uk/ by blog author Shirley, December 3rd 2014.
This summer has gone swimmingly with so many days of warm sunshine which have kept me busy in the garden and away from the PC. I have to confess to have been enjoying this PC/blogging free time. Reconnecting with my garden has been great! I feel refreshed 🙂 Many garden jobs that were on that… Read More A new gardenwatch era begins
After September’s new garden visitor the Comma butterfly to my sunnier front garden, the Red Admiral butterfly has now made an appearance or two for October! Hurrah for some sunny, dry afternoons/early evenings to get out and watch them… with a camera to hand of course 😉 What a delight it is to see butterflies… Read More Early October visitor: Red Admiral Butterfly
Ironing… perhaps not a way you would expect to watch for wildlife. For the last two evenings I have been almost glued to the computer screen after an unexpected turn of events. Sorry… no emails no browsing, no blogging. Any guesses on what has been going on? Mm… I am still at the speculation point… Read More Is there anything in there?
Some things shouldn’t be and others? Well, I’m really not sure… Today, I actually planned to save ‘The Cosmos’. Oh dear… that is going to have to wait until tomorrow now! Ah… the ‘to do list’ in the garden that just grows at this time of year. Autumn, really is quite a mysterious season don’t… Read More Is there anything out there?
The cold snap that we are having here is sending gardener’s into action to protect plants for the winter – especially ones new to the garden. Recently I’ve had comments on my posting from last year on what I do with my Gunnera. However, one comment has sparked this extra posting: “…..it’s stopped raining but… Read More Cold nights for plants, ponds and hedgehogs
It has been a little while since I have mentioned hedgehog visits in my garden. I have continued to put food and water out but it hasn’t always been taken. The nights are getting colder and I am very aware that our hedgehog may be preparing to hibernate for the winter. We had planned to… Read More Hedgehog House for Rent
Tonight I finally managed to get some photos of our visiting hedgehog. However, now I am wondering if we perhaps have two hedgehogs visiting as on one visit it looked slightly smaller! The photos above were taken, in two separate visits, in my garden between 10-11pm on September 3rd 2007.
It has been almost a week now since a hedgehog was spotted and filmed in my garden. It has visited every night since then. Last night I had my video camera out again but didn’t catch it on film. I’ve logged our visits purely out of interest – I have no experience whatsoever of hedgehog… Read More Hedgehog still visiting garden