Saturday, 18 December 2010

Visitors in the Snow

Who invited the fat cats? (Click on link to YouTube for better quality images)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Feedin tha birds

The old folks next door used to feed the birds, sadly Jean died in summer, Laurie moved down south. One of the garden suppliers has some nice looking bird cakes in fake coconut shells - but why wait for fake coconuts to arrive in the post when there's a real coconut sitting in the conservatory, fat from the frying pan sitting in a tin, seeds, nuts and dried fruit in the cupboards and lard in the fridge...

Mrs blackbird seams to like the bird cake, she was there over 1/2 hr. Starlings like it too. The one on the line's been pecked at and was spinning when I went to the shed for a shovel early on. Robins and crows seem to enjoy the Polish bread.!. Loadsa wood in the shed, a proper bird table could be a good project when it gets a bit warmer, brrrrrrrrr.


Saturday, 2 October 2010

New pal

Nothing really impresses this guy - walking the turtle, repulsing monkeys, black dragons showing their talons - he just sits there staring... probably has a good laugh telling his pals later ^^!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Autumn's arrived

Busy spider!

Sweet Peas

Last of the Blueberries

Sunday, 22 August 2010

August highlights, 2010

Tatties in sacks - dying off above ground, and on a plate (reds: Maxine, purple: Blue Danube - both very tasty!!!)

Sweat peas by the bin and what a few years good pruning does for a Buddleia

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Firsts of the year ...all on the same day

1st strawberries:

1st rose

1st snappy Snap Dragon

1st almost black blackcurrent

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Pests in the garden

No we're not talking about Pu3 and... it was much much worse!! (sorry Putz^^ it was just too tempting -IOU an icecream huh? ...dearest pal!!!)

Caterpillars on the white currants! A few leaves should be removed at this time of year to help the berries ripen, but not this many... Caterpillars have now found a new home.

For the full horror, see the moving pictures: