Welcome to my Garden
A quick update on the animals we have seen in the garden 2011:
Fox, grey squirrel, vole, stoat, white tailed deer, muntjac deer, badger, otter, rabbit, field mouse, dormouse, poodle, bichon frise, human.
Frog, toad, adder, grass snake.
Hubby has invested in a rather wonderful camera trap which is tripped by movement. It takes both stills and film in daylight and at night, which means I don't have to sit up all night with binoculars and freeze to death waiting for something to come along so that we can record it in the wildlife records. Neither of us would be any good at all sitting up all night waiting to shoot a man eating tiger.
We do most of the birdwatching from the study window and the back conservatory as we feed the birds all year round. There are many nest boxes around the garden, although strangely, some birds nest next to the box rather than in it.
I think the absolute crowning glory of filming in the garden would be to spot The Beast Of Roslin, a black panther captured on film one summer evening in the village. Imagine presenting THAT to the papers!
I have had the pleasure of many visits of guests and VTers to the house over the years, I hope that you will be one of them in the very near future.
These pictures were taken a couple of summers ago, so, if you would care to join me.....
Let's walk around the main lawn. It's a lovely day, which is rare in Scotland.
It's a spring day, the rhododendrons are out now, they flower in succession. This is a spring and autumn/winter garden. To bring summer colour I have to fight the rabbits for every bloom.
We have been working hard on the garden to minimise the basic day to day upkeep and now have a tractor to help with the mowing. I like it a lot but am slightly confused as the instructions say *don't use at night* but it has headlights....