Category Archives: Garden

Long-tailed tits

A little gang of long-tailed tits suddenly appeared on the feeder. The robin soon saw them off, but they were delightful while they stayed. Advertisements

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Too late for the garden birdwatch!

The first bird I saw this morning was a tree-creeper – front AND back trees.

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RSPB Garden Birdwatch

A damp morning (no change there, then), but less windy than the weekend. I watched for an hour, willing the tree-creeper to put in an appearance. Even the wood pigeons stayed away – probably in protest at the netting I … Continue reading

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In the garden

I have done a fair amount of butchery these last couple of days. It’s gone beyond drastic pruning. The hebe, for example. The bush makes a very pleasant evergreen shape, but it’s an ever-swelling shape, so I have hacked away … Continue reading

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Garlic chives

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Hedgehog rescue/incarceration

The behaviour of the small hedgehog (henceforward “Sebastian”) is noteworthy. After Saturday’s scare, I noticed that it was out again at teatime yesterday. It was foraging quite normally (if a little early) so ignored it. This morning at 8.30 I … Continue reading

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The garden today

I suppose the good thing about this wet summer is that the blueberry harvest is well into double digits and the hydrangea in shallow soil is blooming unusually well. I have already begun harvesting the apples. The squirrel has already … Continue reading

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