Seriously careful steps were required yesterday during a back garden wander with a camera. Hard, thick ice coated the paths like badly made royal icing. Footsteps on the snow covered lawn barely made a footprint. Cold temperatures had encased the snow flurries of the weekend, in complete contrast to the heavy, melting snow releasing the… Read More GBBD: Snow again, fresh snowflakes too
Ivy flowers on the garden pergola have been discussed in a previous blog post back in November 2011. Black ivy berries to follow have been suggested in other blog comments as food for the Woodpigeon too, further suggesting the promise of Bed and Breakfast for a pair of Woodpigeons that nested there last year. As… Read More Song Thrush and black berry surprise
Snapping off last spent rhododendron flower trusses of 2014 Photo snapping glorious sight of first wisteria flowers for 2014 Images captured June 10th. This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in June 2014.
Undoubtedly there was much anticipation and excitement over the last six weeks as we watched the progress in our Camera Nestbox. However, this is a gardenwatch blog and my intention has always been to record the progress of my plants too. I have a small garden stuffed with plants that I have grown from seed,… Read More Wisteria from bud to flower
Flower buds on my wisteria were looking good today. When I checked to see if there were any early signs of flowers coming from a bud I was delighted to spot one breaking through. After many years waiting for this plant to flower it is always great to see it getting ready again. Rain is… Read More Wisteria flower bud
Last week I happened to notice a magazine with the heading “Why won’t my wisteria flower?” Well, if you are like me who has had an unforgiving wisteria for years, which just wouldn’t part with a single flower, you will be drawn to the buy the magazine just as a bee is drawn to the… Read More Wisteria – just hungry?