Saturday, 25 October 2008

Birds and Gaura

Isn't this weekend the RSPB garden bird spottng weekend?

I didn't take part as I forgot, however I still got up early to watch the birds and between 8-10:20 when I went out we had:

Sparrow
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Dunnock
Robin
Blue tit
Coal tit
Magpie

There were periods when I wasn't at the table though, like when having a shower and getting ready to leave.

I went out to a garden centre to pick up my silk-tassle bush for the front garden, an early birthday present from my parents. It was so windy and cold outside that we didn't browse at all, I would have liked to check for other plants I wanted. Oh well. I'll be going back in a few weeks as they have all their Christmas decorations and such in, and I'd like some cyclamen to put in pots and bring a bit of colour back to the garden.

Actually, I'm very impressed with the verbena, it's been flowering now for months, as has the Gaura and both are seemingly still going strong. I will definitely get more for next year!


And now for some photos:

Gaura

and something to make you feel a bit warmer... Peruvian Lily



3 comments:

Pete said...

nope its feed the birds or something.

the big garden birdwatch is january

Liz said...

Ah, thanks Pete!

Well the birds are certainly having a party today, something keeps on spooking them though!

Cheryl said...

Lovely photographs........very warm........

It is very cold here too and damp.......rain fell as ice during the night.......

Tks for dropping by my blog.....