Out by the light of the moon went I this evening armed with a pair of secateures. My mission was to prune my wisteria back to four buds per stem. However, neither the outside lighting nor the moon shining above my plant offered enough light to do the job properly. As I looked up at… Read More Moonlight, wisteria and watercolours
I try not to mix up my posts on the plants, bird and wildlife in my garden too much but there is so much going on at the moment. Everyone is the same at this time of year I am quite sure. It is a busy time in the garden. My Nestbox videos of yesterday… Read More Garden updates
All eyes in the garden, at the moment, are on my camera Nestbox to see if the blue tit will complete her nest. She is making seriously hard work of it and I will report on her progress soon. Looking to the plants in the garden, at the moment, many gardeners will be keeping an… Read More Looking for wistera flowers
Today I plan to go out into my garden and get number of odd jobs done. At the moment it is a bright sunny morning – although a little windy. If this wind doesn’t pick up anymore we plan to get our hedge trimming completed later. We have never actually measured it so perhaps that… Read More Odd job day
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?
This morning I finally managed to get back out into my garden. Although still very windy it was quite pleasant, no rain and the sun even broke through for a brief while. There have been a few jobs I have wanted to do, and it is not unheard of for me to garden in the… Read More Back to the borders – frost forecasted!