28th August 2016 Natasha 5Comment

As August Ends

Hello :) As August comes to an end the garden still has pockets of colour, lots of bees, and a Mr Blackbird who is looking a “little worse for wear”!

I finally managed to get some photos of a male blackbird whose been visiting the garden this week. It’s been really quiet for the adults but this ones been in collecting food. I took the photos through a double glazed door, which I was stood some distance from. I wasn’t able to get closer as it agitated the blackbird, so I stayed back. It was also quite a dull morning too. All in all the pics are better than I anticipated.

The flowers still look amazing and I’m loving the mix of colours. From the strong reds of the marigolds to the delicate orange and yellows of the potentilla flowers. The vibrant pinks and purples of the hydrangeas to the delicate pink of the rose. There really is a rainbow of colours. They aren’t all popular with the bees. The flowering herbs are still the most popular, but the bees seem to like the marigolds too.

The Brambles Journal 22nd – 28th August 2016

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This weeks pages were created with my own photos. The wonderful graphics are by Lynne Anzelc Designs and DaisyTrail and commercial use fonts available from Design Cuts.

All my journal pages can be found on Flickr here: The Brambles Tale Journal

Your Garden and Local Area

What’s been happening in your garden and/or local area this week? If you’d like to share, I love to read. Please share in the comments section below. Looking forward to catching up :)

It’s a big thank you to Barbara, Mary, Gill and Lynne for sharing, it’s been great reading about your gardens and thank you for your super comments :)

Have a wonderful week, I hope you spot lots of interesting wildlife. Natasha :)

5 thoughts on “As August Ends – The Brambles Journal

  1. Stunning photos, I think Mr. Blackbird is fond of your garden as there is always plenty of food there for him, the reason he might look a bit dishevelled is because he knows you will always have something tasty for him, I bet when he goes back to his nest he grooms himself till the next visit.lol All in all I think he is a very clever bird.

    Your photo of the bees and flowers are always lovely to see, we have started to get more bees now as you said before they are a little bit late this year, I’m just sorry we don’t have the butterflies like we used to have. Thank you for a delightful read.xx

  2. Hi Mary, thank you :) Well he certainly gets the “sympathy” vote from me!!! I guess if I was to recommend one thing to attract butterflies it would be to plant a cabbage or two! The large whites love laying their eggs on them and their caterpillars love eating them!!! Tasha xxx

    1. Thank you for the tip Natasha. We try to do as little as possible in our garden as we both have disabilities. bending and kneeling are out of the question for us now, but I try to keep as many pots as possible in the back and in the front I have a small area where I have plants that come up every season.
      We do have the white Butterflies, they seem to be the ones we see on a regular basis, as for the Red Admiral if we go down the lanes that is where we are most likely see a few of them, though only the smaller ones we don’t see any of the larger ones anymore.Maryxx

  3. Hi Mary, I planted nearly all my cabbages in pots and two in trugs in among flowers, carrots and radishes, which are perfect standing height. My garden is quite big, but not really ideal for veg in the ground. The only suitable place would be to replace the “lawn” with a veg patch but it would look rather odd. I did try in the borders but it didn’t work very well. Ever since I’ve tried in pots instead. Although if I try cabbages again and want enough of them left to eat myself they would have to be under fine netting!

    1. Thank you Natasha for your handy tips, I also found a nettle in one of my plant pots and left it there for the butterflies, xx

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