Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Winter Blues

So, it has been a while since I posted.

2014 was a very quiet year in the garden. Aside from the continuing presence of buzzards up above, not a lot happened. The new apple trees fruited nicely and some damsons planted in the front garden during 2014 seem to be well bedded in. I'm now planning to add a plum and a greengage to the back garden.

In terms of wildlife, there have been the usual foxes in the neighbourhood but, after my last post, I definitely spotted badgers up the road late last autumn.

This year has also started off quiet despite the bird-feeders being primed. There have been the usual blackbirds, robins, dunnocks and blue, coal and great tits. A wren has been around the hedges quite frequently and a female blackcap turned up yesterday.

We were in Hong Kong for the first three weeks of January 2015 and I came back with some thoughts on gardens and water. We don't have space for anything major, but I may try for something on a small scale.