One Guilty Gardener

  While I am in the mood for confessions, I am going to own up to not setting foot, let along doing any work, in our London garden since the end of September. Our city garden exists purely for the months when we can enjoy it in the morning and evening during the working week, […]

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Welcoming Back the Birds

Over the summer, we removed most of our bird feeders for cleaning and to reduce the amount of spilled seed on the terrace.  I know we should probably keep food out year-round, but our neighbours do a very good job of that.  Now bleached and hanging on the bare branches of the fig tree, the […]

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Pilfering Parakeets

No, I have not been gallivanting around the world again.  This “glamorous oriental stranger”, to employ a description used by the great David Attenborough, is a rose-ringed parakeet and is now a regular visitor to our bird feeders in Broadstairs. Few things give me greater pleasure than sitting in the warmth of our dining room, […]

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