Garden Wildlife

Up on the Roof

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Just two flights of stairs away from one of Britain’s busiest retail floors, six storeys above Oxford Street, lies London’s newest urban green space. The Frustrated Gardener […]

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Bursting Forth on Boxing Day

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This Christmas our friends Travis and Beth at Trevoole sent us a copy of ‘Dear Friend and Gardener’, a collection of correspondence between distinguished […]

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Welcoming Back the Birds

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Over the summer, we removed most of our bird feeders for cleaning and to reduce the amount of spilled seed on the terrace.  I […]

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Trevoole, et vous?

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. I love this quote from Henry David Thoreau, American author, poet, […]

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A Little Bit of Paradise

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At the end of July we travelled north to the cathedral city of Durham.  My partner (aka ‘Him Indoors’) grew up on a picture-perfect […]

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A Feast of Foliage

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Whether it’s the sun, too much water or too much food I don’t know, but the garden in going nuts at the moment. The […]

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An Icy Reception

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I’ve returned home to the seaside after three weeks away. Hurrah! It’s good to be back, but boy is it cold. In my absence, […]

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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We’re a bit stuck this weekend. The white stuff came down constantly in central London yesterday, and whilst it made very little difference to […]

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Charley Harper’s Backyard Birds

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Charley Harper was a genius of a graphic artist. His cheerful, highly-stylised wildlife prints always make me smile inside. So I was very happy […]

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Pilfering Parakeets

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No, I have not been gallivanting around the world again.  This “glamorous oriental stranger”, to employ a description used by the great David Attenborough, […]

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