There’s no sign of a red and white striped shirt, bobble hat, or glasses in today’s challenge. Wally (or Waldo in the US & Canada) has competition from a small wading bird very well hidden along the pebble shoreline of Loch Ewe at Aultbea. This is the bird mentioned in my last blog that had… Read More Where’s Wally the Ringed Plover
The forecast of snow for Sunday has triggered another unplanned Friday @ the Flicks! It doesn’t seem that long since the Swallows were seen swooping along fields and across back roads making drivers jumpy. Gosh… how fast this year seems to have gone. Are we really ready for snow swirling around us when we walk… Read More Friday @ the Flicks – Swallows before the snow
Hairy shield bug, surprise find weeding in Mum’s Rockery, May 2014 (iPhone). Copyright: Original post published on http://blog.shirlsgardenwatch.co.uk/ by blog author Shirley, December 3rd 2014.
Weather folklore and the images below taken at the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh back in mid-October might suggest it just might be! “When berries are many in October, beware a hard winter” Myth or not, could nature really be providing more food for birds to survive a harsh winter? What about the birds themselves –… Read More A harsh winter ahead?
Today’s planned blog post remains in draft after being bumped back for yesterday’s sweet video capture of the shy Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). Apologies for the slightly bumpy tripod work at the start but these birds scurry along the ground like mice and it’s hard to predict which direction they will take next. Fellow blogger Midmarsh… Read More Friday @ the Flicks – A foraging Wren
Where, oh where, have all the garden birds gone? In reality they probably haven’t gone anywhere. It’s more than likely they have been hiding in the undergrowth and among shrubs and trees in or nearby your garden. This is the fun upside to plants dying down and leaves falling from trees at this time of… Read More Back to gardenwatch basics – The Bird Table
Dwindling regular blog posts after eight years of blogging isn’t really that surprising. So is it time to gracefully bow out? I hope not. Gosh… eight years… who would have thought? I certainly didn’t that’s for sure, nor did it occur to me that the special place in my heart gardens have always held could… Read More A blog post in time saves nine
No, I don’t want the house to fall down but I’m huffing and puffing so you get the message that I’m not happy and want you to leave! Clearly you’ve heard that Hedgehog Manor has a reputation for good food located in a hidden garden setting. What about the one table policy in mid July?… Read More A very bothered hedgehog
As Gleneagles plays host to the 2014 Ryder Cup, the folk of Perth & Kinross (the area of Scotland Gleneagles is situated) have been getting ready to welcome everyone here all summer! It is my privilage, as a garden blogger living in the area, to share with you some images that might not make it… Read More Ryder Cup: Willow figures & garden welcome
The colour of the blue trumpets in the Gentian below is one I have loved for many, many years. Heather on the other hand, shown in the last photo of this post, is not a plant I am fond of in a garden setting (preferring to see it on hillsides). As this blog celebrates flowering… Read More GBBD – September star plant