Friday, 12 July 2013

It's now half way through July in the middle of a heatwave, & we have not seen one single hedgehog this year, we normally see them in our grounds around 10pm every night, & as i'm the gardener here, i often see their droppings around, but nothing at all this year. It's probably due to the long cold spring, & them not having consumed enough food to last them for such a long hibernation.
If anyone reading this has seen any i would love to hear from you.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Pond filtration & maintainance

For filtration info please click older post link below

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Bats

About 10.00pm we have bats aplenty in our garden, not every night, but most nights and i don't know what kind they are, but we think they live under the barge boards round our building. I am endevouring to get a video of them & then maybee a clear still of one, watch this space.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Blackbirds nest

A pair of Blackbirds nested in our garden, we saw four eggs in it, then the Magpies raided it & the lot was gone. Then they, or another pair, someone said they only breed once a year, anyhow another pair have been working so hard in another corner of our garden, in the ivy which covers the fence. They have been feeding the nest for a good two weeks & today we have seen two beautiful baby blackbirds, fat & dumpy with no tail, which are still being fed by the parents. We had three successful births last year so we are keeping our fingers crossed for these. There is actually a blackbird on the lawn in the photo opposite.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

wildflower meadow

Why are wild flower seeds so expensive. I know you can purchase mixed varieties of  so called wild flower seeds, but they tend to have one plant which tends to take over after a year or two.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

pondlife to nature blog

It's now half way thru February & we've had virtually no proper winter here in the north east as yet, apart from a few days of frost & some hail this morning.i know this is called pondlife & as i no longer have a pond there is some info here which may be helpful to someone, & if anyone has a question concerning ponds, either building one, maintaining one, filtation or whatever, just email me , or post  below & i'll get back to you with pleasure. I shall therefore post about nature & the wildlife we have round where i live on this blog

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Video of 5 foxes enjoying evening sun

The video of the foxes can be found on my youtube channel. Click on youtube logo on the pond video below, then click "5 videos" next to Rico1052, you will see the foxes video. 

dedicated gardener

dedicated gardener
Caught this lady enjoying a little spot of weeding one very rare summers afternoon July2012 I was just going round to mow the grass when i saw the carrier bags, at first i couldn't see her, then i did & immediately took this pic with my phone. I think it's a lovely photo, with some nice color.