Archive of posts from January 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch – bumper bird day

V and I have been doing the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch for about four years now. Unfortunately the birdwatch is usually a rather depressing activity as our garden doesn’t get that many feathered visitors. We’ve always thought this was probably due to the fact that the garden was very empty when we bought the house. There were no trees or shrubs and therefore very little cover for the birds. Over the last four years we’ve... Read on

Winter tidy up

I’ve not been able to spend much time in the garden recently and it was starting to show. Fortunately, a weekend at home and some good weather today meant I could get out and cross a few jobs off the list. The first thing I tackled were the Vervain (Verbena officinalis) and Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) plants near the house. These flowered beautifully in the summer but needed cutting back as they were getting a... Read on

Pair of Robins

I saw a pair of robins in the garden today. They were feeding on the seed feeder and also on the Cotoneaster berries hanging over the fence from next door. We will encourage more birds into the garden… oh yes! Read on