wildlife

Glut Instinct

Reading time 14 minutes

“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that […]

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The Plight of the Bumblebee

Reading time 9 minutes

  I like bees, but I love bumblebees more. The sight of their comedically cumbersome bodies ambling across an umbel, or alighting delicately on a […]

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A Walk on Walmer’s Wild Side

Reading time 6 minutes

We needed to blow away the cobwebs today, so settled on a drive down to one of our favourite spots, the stretch of coastline […]

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Spring Flower Candy: Prunus spinosa

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I’ll admit I am a little overdue with this one, but 2015 has been one of the latest I can recall for blackthorn blossom (the flowers of Prunus […]

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To Fly Another Day

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I was in the garden early this morning, the very best time to be out there, enjoying the collared doves’ soft cooing between bursts of raucous squealing from […]

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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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Jobs for October and Early November

Reading time 11 minutes

I always think good gardening calls for a certain type of ruthlessness. Never is that quality more needed than at this time of year […]

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