12th August 2017 Natasha 2Comment

Summer is Here Hello, and welcome to the June edition of “The Brambles Journal” – Summer is Here. All the flowers are blooming and the garden in June was graced with lots of colour and some sunshine too! Somehow May’s edition got missed but I’m hoping to catch up in a back issue. This month catch up with more from the blackbirds,  a word search, “out and about” and the recipe of the month is back. Find out all about what’s happening this spring in my garden and out and about in the local area below. The Brambles Journal – June2017 To view…

16th May 2017 Natasha 4Comment

Beautiful Spring Hello, and welcome to the April edition of “The Brambles Journal” – Beautiful Spring. I love this time of year as everything in the garden and nature transforms. Not only are the flowers amazing, with so many gorgeous colours, the trees too are a joy to look at. They also have an amazing number of colours. It looks to me like no tree type is the same colour of green! This month catch up with more from the blackbirds, my poetry, a word search, and this month a new feature “out and about”. I’d planned to include this section…

9th April 2017 Natasha 6Comment

Spring is in the Air Hello, and welcome to the March edition of “The Brambles Journal” – Spring is in the Air. It’s a beautiful time of the year with everything jumping into life. The garden is full of colour and the sun has been out quite a bit too :) This month catch up with the blackbirds, what’s happening in the pond, a favourite recipe and lots of flower pictures from the garden. Find out all about spring in the garden below :) The Brambles Journal – March 2017 To view the magazine larger click on the Fullscreen icon bottom  right on the magazine…

1st March 2017 Natasha 4Comment

The Beauty of Winter Hello, and welcome to the February edition of “The Brambles Journal” – The Beauty of Winter. This month I’m really excited to share pictures of the crocuses that have sprung up all over the garden. They look amazing! There is nothing more wonderful in February than crocuses in the sunshine. Also this month catch up on the blackbirds, more unusual visitors to the garden, a favourite recipe and a trip back in time to last year to see what was happening. Find out all about the beauty of winter in the garden below :) The Brambles Journal – February 2017 To…

11th February 2017 Natasha 10Comment

Winter in the Garden Hello, and welcome to the new style journal for The Brambles. I’m really excited by this new magazine format. It’s been in my head for so long, and now finally it’s here :) I started working on the style and the best way to share back in December last year. Progress has been a little slower than I hoped as I came down with the cough/cold thing that’s been circulating. Finally getting rid of it now! January has been busy in the garden, with lots of visits from hungry birds. They are always such a pleasure to…

18th December 2016 Natasha 4Comment

It’s All About The Blackbirds! As promised in my last post, this one it’s all about the blackbirds! The blackbirds are around all the time. Sometimes they come “asking” for mealworms or fat pellets. This means they either chook lots if you’re not noticing them or they sit in the garden looking at me when I’m in the kitchen getting a drink or cooking dinner! As you can probably guess they always get something! The last few weeks have been hectic in the garden with lots of birds everywhere, and I love watching them! They are eating there way through…

7th December 2016 Natasha 2Comment

As The Leaves Fall… Hello :) I have no excuse for not posting for so long, other than I’ve spent a lot of time collecting all the leaves that have fallen! There has been some windy days over the past few weeks and each time there is a new deluge of leaves. Most of them have fallen now, but I’ve a bit of a backlog to collect! As the trees are now bare it’s much easier to watch the squirrels. There has been quite a bit of chasing going on, with a number of “death defying” leaps between trees! They are…

23rd October 2016 Natasha 4Comment

October Catch Up Hello :) It’s time to catch up on October at The Brambles. I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since I last posted. Time flies by so fast! Things are beginning to slow down in the garden, but there are a few highlights: The blackbirds are back :) I’m not sure where they hide out during September but I don’t see them much. There are lots of interesting spiders to take a look at. The good thing about this time of year is that they set up their webs in set places around the garden and then often hang…

7th October 2016 Natasha 2Comment

Cheeky Grey Squirrel Hi :) As September came to a close I spotted a cheeky grey squirrel tucking into the sunflower seeds. I’ve had this feeder since the summer and it didn’t take them long to work out the best ways of getting the seed from it! I don’t think the greenfinches are overly impressed by them, they don’t get in the queue and wait their turn! Out of all the birds the greenfinches use it most. Although the collard doves often manage to use it too. Sometimes a pair of them will be on it together! It’s a short…

2nd October 2016 Natasha 2Comment

September in the Garden Hi :) As September in the Garden continues, the flowers are still flowering and the insects still visit. However, these are both getting less in number. The leaves are dropping, but this has yet to pick up its pace. It was great to have some perfect weather for getting out in the garden to start the tidy up before the winter. Still a bit to do, but it’s looking so much tidier already. I finally got around to catching up from the week before the one just ended. Too much time spent in the garden rather…