Guest Blog: A Woodland Walk

Guest Blog: A Woodland Walk

Many of us have taken refuge in our gardens in recent months, and these enforced periods of isolation have given even the most experienced and productive of gardeners the opportunity to tackle those longstanding projects that we’ve never got around to. Friend of...
Observing & Looking After Wildlife

Observing & Looking After Wildlife

Observing and looking after wildlife is definitely on the agenda here at Fieldcrest this month. We have been watching Springwatch for the last two weeks and marvelling at all of the wonderful wildlife that we have in Britian. We are also preparing for Cheshire...
Observing & Looking After Wildlife

Wildlife Update

There seem to be a lot of birds nesting in the garden. I’ve spotted blue and great tits, and possibly long tailed tits, goldfinches, robins, sparrows and blackbirds. Hopefully wrens and hedge sparrows too. Sadly  our mallard duck has been frightened away, and...
Dotty Ducks

Dotty Ducks

One plan that has been ‘put on hold’ for the moment is the new White Garden as a pair of Mallard ducks have set up home in this area and have about 8 eggs in the nest – we can’t disturb them by law, but we wouldn’t anyway as we value all of our wildlife visitors, even...
Lots of Bees

Lots of Bees

This seems to have been a bumper year for bees in the garden. Local photographer Les Pickstock has been here on a few days and taken some great photos of our bees. In particular we seem to have got lots of bumblebees in the garden.The existing borders plus a new...
Birds in the Garden

Birds in the Garden

With the Cheshire Wildlife afternoon on Friday, I thought it might be a good idea to think about wildlife in the garden, so I will review bird life at Fieldcrest. Nesting Birds Great Tits We are thrilled that we have a great tit brooding 7 eggs in our live camera nest...