Category Archives: Garden Wildlife

Beautiful by name, beautiful by nature……….

This is such an exciting time of year for our wildlife ponds.  Suddenly there are dragonflies and damselflies everywhere including a good number of Beautiful Demoiselles this year.  This graceful and colourful creature, with its transparent brown wings and bright … Continue reading

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Unexpected visitor…..

Every time a new species of bird or butterfly appears here I quietly congratulate myself, even if technically it has nothing to do with how I have designed and maintained this garden!  Sometimes specific things do produce desired results – … Continue reading

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Learning curve…..

A trip to the beautiful county of Devon, and to several amazing gardens full of wildlife, has once again made me think about the differences between our gardens depending on location.  The wonderful garden at Coleton Fishacre on the south … Continue reading

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Spring on hold…..

The last week of March, a week of hot summery weather, was wonderful if a little on the odd side!  Gardening in jeans and a T shirt instead of a warm fleece reminded me of how nice it is to … Continue reading

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Back home to The Crib…..

The first bumblebees of spring are always a delight.  These queens have spent the harsh winter months under the ground, usually in a small chamber which they excavate in the autumn, and they are awoken by a rise in temperature.  … Continue reading

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Iconic Spring Flowers…….

Although March can be a cold, windy month it can also dazzle us with spring light, birdsong and warmth – a real hint of things to come.  Plus of course we have the excitement of spring flowers bursting forth, and … Continue reading

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Waiting for a special song…..

With a feeling in the air now that spring really is just around the corner, the daffodils in the garden are shooting upwards and the snowdrops are fully open at last.  With plenty of bird song bursting from the hedges, … Continue reading

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Fieldfare fury…….

We have had snow here for a few days now and although the temperatures are not that far below freezing, the conditions are wintry enough to bring the fieldfares back in huge numbers.  Well over 100 have been feeding under … Continue reading

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Bird versus Mammal 1:0……..

As the weather changes yet again back to colder conditions – and we have snow on the hill tops round about us in Shropshire – the wildlife using the garden also changes.  The fieldfares are back, feasting on the fallen … Continue reading

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Some birds just won’t share……

Yet more weather changes in the last week, with heavy frosts making way for more spring-like conditions.  With great tits now singing – a very spring-like sound – it’s easy to forget that it’s only the end of January!  With … Continue reading

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