The Anxious Wait is Over!

Our local pheasant numbers have been low for the last few years. A few years back we had eight hens and several cocks competing for dominance but for the past two years we have had only two hens and one cock and no surviving chicks from the two which appeared for a very short while … Continue reading The Anxious Wait is Over!

The First Glimpse

It was to be expected, at least hoped for, that one of the pheasant hens which have been absent from the garden for some time would make a reappearance at some stage and it happened today. It was for a few moments only and I can only hope that the food that is put out … Continue reading The First Glimpse

This is certainly Winter…Looking back at the Week in the Garden.

Waterford, southeast Ireland, 5th December 2020 Winter weather has certainly come in with a blast over the last week. Earlier in the week, this change in weather was very welcome, a longed-for improvement from the heavy wet conditions we had for so long. It was great to be able to work in the garden again … Continue reading This is certainly Winter…Looking back at the Week in the Garden.

A Game of Two Halves…and a lookback at the week.

Waterford, southeast Ireland, 21st November 2020 There were moments during the week, moments which gave hope that the gloom, fog, mist, rain and downpours might desist long enough for us to do some gardening. We managed a walk on Wednesday, a full day in the garden on Thursday, and half a morning on Friday. That … Continue reading A Game of Two Halves…and a lookback at the week.