Category Archives: wildlife

daily update & a flash back in time

Went up late afternoon after a morning on computer – checking emails, being a virtual worker, trying to fix problems and what-not.  Remote working is strangely stressful but mustn’t grumble – we got an email from the big chief who … Continue reading

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meet Percival, our Palmate Newt & a Peacock Butterfly

Life abounds – the pond is exploding with activity. Tons of frog spawn and tiny little tadpoles already. And the palmate newt survived another winter!  I think his name might be Percival.  We scooped him up by accident when we … Continue reading

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signs of spring – despite the apocalypse!

In spite of the coronavirus apocalypse that’s hit Europe and London, life is full of bustle and buzz on the allotment.   Went up this weekend and we kept our distance, but the place was eerily empty, with only four … Continue reading

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the strawberry patch – expanded

The success of our small strawberry patch last spring heartened us to increase its size. We’d left all the nigella (aka Love-in-a-Mist) to flower and go to seed, and now have dug over the previous wildflower plot, added some manure … Continue reading

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blazing July – Hot and Dry

July 2018 has been hot – no rain to speak of and temperatures in high 20s and early 30s every single day.  Scorching.  Blazing hot.  Wow. We’ve had some good evenings at the allotment – just spot checking on the … Continue reading

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