Saturday, 29 May 2010

Garden update....29/05/2010

The Spring flowers have now faded and summer bedding plants are now in situ! Summertime is around the corner, better tell the weather! The birds are feeding like there is no tomorrow though I have only seen in my garden a single fledgling Dunnock and Blackbird, so maybe more fledglings will be arriving soon! The Starlings are daily in the garden eating every last morsel of the suet pellets that I put in the feeder, the pellets are expensive so they are being! The birds arriving on a daily basis are the usual species Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Blue & GreatTits, Starlings, Robin, Woodpigeons, Feral Pigeons and the occasional visit from a Coal Tit and Greenfinches. The Blue Tits have deserted the House Sparrow terrace nesting box sadly, I wonder why this happens?
The Wisteria that has draped around a third of my house is looking beautiful and the fragrance is delightful on a warm day/evening. The Lilac tree is in full flower and also has a divine fragrance. Woodpigeons will no doubt descend on the Lilac tree when the flowers fade, the Woodies eat the spent blossom!


  1. Nice to read about and see the wonderful blossoms around your house and garden Pam.......especially on a wet and cool day such as today!
    I didn't know that Woodpigeons ate the spent blossom of Lilac.......something I've not noticed with must be particular to Midlands birds! lol

  2. I have noticed the Woodpigeons eat the spent blossom for the last couple of years, Ruth! I hadn't noticed them doing this before then, however the Lilac tree has grown somewhat and is not hidden so much behind a couple of apple trees, so maybe they were doing it before in!! It may well be a Midlands thing...some strange birds in the!!

    Thanks for your comment, Ruth! Thankfully the weather is warming up for the rest of the week...sunshine...bring it on!!! :-)