My Gunnera finally has its cosy duvet on to protect it over the winter… all ready for the expected drop in temp overnight. I am also thrilled to report that we have a Blue tit rooster cosy and tucked up in our nestbox that has a camera in it too :-D
The series of photos below show the stages of the winter protection layers. Tonight I was gardening in the dark with the help of outside lighting and my torch which I used to walk around the garden looking for dry material (fern and grasses) to use as layers for this year's Gunnera duvet...
The photo below was taken this evening at 10pm from inside our Camera Nestbox… with the aid of a torch. I was thrilled to spot a visit early last Friday evening (around 3:45pm) which looked like it could be the first visit this blue tit had made to our nestbox. You can see this visit in the video below.
It’s brilliant to see our Nestbox occupied again. I love to think that a bird can be cosy in there over the cold winter nights to come. It does make me smile when I look in and see it. I’m thrilled we can help it :-D
I wonder how cold it will get tonight… it was 1.5 deg C at 4.30pm! When I was out gardening tonight I could feel the crisp crunch underfoot as I walked across my lawn. The grass was sparkling when I went indoors at 9pm. Yep… its time for the heating on in the morning for sure :-D
All photos above were taken in my garden on November 30th 2009. The video above was taken from our camera Nestbox on November 27th 2009.