Alright, let’s start catching up!
One new snippet I missed mentioning in my last post is that we now have a nest box with a camera in it. It is not set up yet, but we’ll have it ready for next years nesting activity and hopefully I will have something to share from that.
I’m trying to get through my images and remember what they were all about in order…
Back in May, we brought some plants for our border to diversify it and plant for bees and butterflies, we also got a Buddlia or Butterfly bush for the meadow area. The grass is being removed in this picture to make ready for sowing the meadow.
Once the meadow was sown we had a net over it for a while to make sure the birds didn’t eat all the seeds.
In May there was a lot of nesting activity! The Blue Tit’s loved the cat fur I put out. (The stick is a Magnolia my Dad was gifted from a friend’s garden. It didn’t make it )
I made sure to keep all the feeders and bird baths topped up. During the nesting season I stop putting whole peanuts out loose – only using the feeder – to help prevent baby birds choking. I started putting out mealworms this year, which were well received. I have also started using nyjer seed and the Goldfinches like that.
The border has been filling up with new flowers. I’ve tried to get a variety of flower shapes and flowering times for the benefit of the bees. Lots of photos to come.
It’s weird looking back at this, the garden has changed so much in a short space of time. It is totally worth it though, we have so many more bees, butterflies and birds around now. I have the photos to prove it, I just need to sort though them…
One possible downside to having so much diversity is that I have more to take photos of and bore you all with!
Still to come: More birds, gardening and flowers. Also big cats from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation and aircraft from Eastbourne Airbourne. Uh.. what else I have snapped… my cat probably!
Oooh, hey, I saw a whopping big dragonfly today! It zoomed off before I could get a camera on it, but it was very pretty