Frog Pools in the Garden

Recently we shifted our small bowls and pool bowls into the vegetable garden to encourage the local frog population into the garden itself. We visited the local pond to collect some gambusia or Mosquito fish. These are an introduced species which we regularly catch to put into our small pools so that any mosquito larvae … Continue reading Frog Pools in the Garden

The Flowing of the Water

This Little Fella has seen the rise and demise of our previous garden and is now witnessing the revitalising of the soil at Tillellan and the new evolution into what is to come. Here we are happy to be tapping into greywater and allowing extra water to run between swales and soak into the ground … Continue reading The Flowing of the Water

July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

  What a month. The entry of Winter and with some decent rain showers and the occasional hail it asserted its arrival. We've still had  some wonderful sunny days however. From Sunday the 8th of July to the 12th we had beautiful, sunny weather. It was like summer had arrived. A real taste of summer. … Continue reading July Update :Sun, Rain & Little Rock, AR

Wood Ducks, Patience and Working at Heights

The local Wood Ducks are seeking higher ground. It's going to be a sore point this year. Our chimneys are gone. The ducks loved our chimneys. They would stand atop them and croon and quack and carry on with one another. Have little discussions about the inclement weather and how they might go about finding … Continue reading Wood Ducks, Patience and Working at Heights

Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap

Autumn. From previous years observations I have noticed that there is a tendency for the Flycatchers to be on the move and more active in places where perhaps they are not at other times of the year. This usually means more frequent visits into urban gardens. We've had the Grey Fantails around and the Willy … Continue reading Backyard Birdlife – Perch & Trap