It is too early in the year to talk about a “false spring,” when warm weather followed by a freeze confuses the garden. But this year the bluebells are coming through in January, last year they did not appear until March. That gives a good indication of the mixed up weather that is now becoming …Read More about A false spring
Highlights of 2016
The old copper beech tree in the garden produces lots of side shoots each year. This is the right time of the year for removing them providing a load of garden canes for use in the garden next year. The fallen leaves from the tree are gathered for adding to the compost in spring.
Over the weekend of January 30 and 31, the Belgium nature conservation organisation Natagora organised a volunteer bird survey, “guess who comes to eat in the garden.” Volunteers are invited to count the birds that visit their gardens for at least one hour during this time and submit their findings through the Natagora website. The …Read More about Natagora bird count