This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in July 2020.
Tomorrow may be the day when a new garden visitor finds a feeder put up especially for it! Containing a good mix of nuts, the red squirrel will need to learn how to use the hinged roof to get at the food. This is going to be fun to watch, take photos of and capture… Read More Squirrel feeder nearly found
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.
…so any guesses to whom I am absolutely thrilled to catch on my video camera tonight? Lisa and Gail suggested I was a tease… I am now!! The photo above is a screen grab from a video taken on October 29th 2008 from an undisclosed location – for the moment!
George mailed me recently saying “I would like to point out the value of using garden compost or worm compost over winter for wildlife”. One of the interesting things I have found about writing this online diary is the comments and feedback via email I receive. I am finding I am learning with each post… Read More Compost mulches for wildlife
Since posting on my visiting squirrel I have given great thought as to whether I should encourage these visits or not. So far most replies I received from the gardening message board gave tips on what to do to get rid of them like sprinkling chilli pepper around the area. I had no positive comments… Read More Decision made
As expected, my post on squirrels has caused a bit of a stir but although this is my most recent wildlife visitor by no means have I shown all the wildlife that visits my garden! I have shown birds and hedgehogs but there have been other tiny visitors that are very difficult to catch on… Read More Missing Wildlife
Well, once again wildlife has found my garden after I have put out food for the birds. The peanuts have done it again! Although I have feeders for the birds I usually only put sunflower hearts in them. I tend to scatter peanuts and sultanas on the ground often under the little Acer tree, at… Read More Grey Squirrel hides peanuts!
I never started out as a wildlife gardener but without a doubt by growing a wide variety of plants wildlife has found its way to my garden. Since writing this gardenwatch blog I have began to appreciate garden birds more and through feeding them we now have hedgehogs visiting the garden too. Now I appreciate… Read More Wildlife – Videos & Links
This post is especially for those who enjoy seeing wildlife photos from my garden. It is also quite a contrast from frost in the previous post. I am delighted that today I finally managed to get photos of the Red Admiral butterfly visiting the plants in my garden around 12.30pm when it was warm and… Read More Wildlife sunbathers