Garden Visitors

December 2, 2008

Every garden sometimes has the odd visitor… and my garden is no different!

How’s this… one simple bird feeder and I get a bunch of visitors that I have never seen there before. I believe they are Long Tailed Tits.

Just some Long Tailed Tits

Just some Long Tailed Tits

Sounds like… (thanks to the Garden Bird Website for these links!)

Long Tailed Tit Song

Long Tailed Tit Call

Hopefully the seeds kept a few going in the cold snap of the last few days.


What is it? – 2

November 26, 2007

Regular readers of this website will be fully aware that my garden is a constant source of amazement to me! Why? Well see …I try to go there as infrequently as possible and only when the weeds need knocking down! Anyway.. to cut a potentially long story short.. when I do go there I am constantly amazed by my gardening skills! While other gardens, courtesy of their tended lawns and such, look pristine all year round mine has that ah… natural feel. So many strive for this look but only a pure gardening genius such as I can achieve the look effortlessly.

And so give you the latest product of my labours.

What the hell is it?!


…..Yes.. I’ve figured out it’s a mushroom and regular readers will remember my last great mushroom journey – What is it!!???? – that revealed some edible fungi in my garden thanks to encyclopedic knowledge of David Mitchell over at The Northern Ireland Fungus Group:

But what it is… there are more sprouting every day! This one looks ghostly dangerous and menacingly …may be inhabited…….


What is it!!????

October 15, 2007

Just doing the rounds of the estate, as one does you know after one’s lunch, and I came across this…… monster…


Now… it’s either dangerous or edible and I’d bet on the former!
Any mushroom experts out there?

AND… it’s got a partner!


They’ll take over the garden soon. But the bright side is that they will soon enough be big enough to take shelter under in a storm!