Birds Galore

Birds Galore

This Christmas I asked close friends to buy me something for the garden.

The reason being is that it’s something I look out onto every day, I spend many evenings in the summer sitting outside with a glass of something talking with friends and guests.

It’s where my two dogs lounge and sunbathe on a hot sunny day.

Just like the jewelry in my bedrooms, I like to see it change with the seasons.

I have a lovely girlfriend who comes and helps me preen and pimp it up meaning that over the course of a year the garden has 3 different looks.

My favourite month is mid-April when my wisteria which is in the shape of an umbrella flowers – sadly for only a short while – and then throughout the summer it becomes a stunning lush green umbrella and bows with the weight of the branches covered in its green glory.

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I also love Winter, especially at night when the garden lights are on and the fairy lights are wrapped around the trees, giving the garden that added atmosphere.

At Christmas, I was given several types of bird feeders. I have had a bird bath for many years but it was always a battle with the neighbourhood cats and squirrels as I live close to woods and a park. So it was rare that I would see many birds taking a bath.

I have been lucky this year, since hanging out three feeders for the birds, hanging at different height and trees, spread across the garden they have flocked in their dozens.

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There have been sparrows, robins, blue tits (we now have a nest in our Eucalyptus) starlings, jays, magpies and one rather large pigeon, we have named Bert!

I get a lot of joy watching the birds feeding, guests included, it’s wonderful to watch.

I have even been more conscious of my dogs haring out into the garden, barking and scaring them off.  I am hoping that I am going to be the garden to go to for the birds in the area!

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