Monthly Archives: May 2020

birds & butterflies

Although the mornings and evenings are cool in this first week of May, the days are returning to heat.  We continue to live a little in fear of frost – which would wipe out our courgette and tomato planted into … Continue reading

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pond life & other updates

Life abounds in a dizzying degree of diversity.  As usual, the robin rules the roost – and yesterday dive bombed me upon arrival, so close I could feel the swoosh of wind as it flew past my head. Maybe Robin’s … Continue reading

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meet Felicity Fiacre, garden watchwoman

Introducing Felicity Fiacre, our new garden watch-woman. She’s there to guard the raspberry, gooseberry and vegetable beds. She’s tucked into the spot where previously we had the bird bath (which has now been relocated to the very bottom corner of … Continue reading

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newcomer to woods

Michelob gifted the woods with a new plant – cytisus praecox.  Otherwise known as ‘Broom’.  It’s spring flowering, with long bracts of buttery yellow blossom.  To me it looks almost like a softer paler yellow non-prickly gorse.  Like all spring … Continue reading

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national gardening week…

How did we miss it?  It’s been ‘National Gardening Week’ since 27 April.  Who knew? Goddesses know we’re major pro-garden people, so I don’t want to sound churlish, but I think their PR and media office needs a bit of … Continue reading

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granny’s bonnets in bloom

The woodlanders were getting restless.  It had been about six weeks since our little volunteer group had gone out to work on tidying the woods, and everything has exploded into abundant growth, so with a little nudging from the troops … Continue reading

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April showers

And so it is that April has come and gone.  A whole month locked down and house-bound most of the time.  But even life behind bars offers visions of the delights of spring. One thing about this lockdown has been … Continue reading

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