Two crocus flowers are all that’s left in the back garden, the rest eaten by pheasants. On one of them, I spotted my first bumblebee this year, and looking closely I can see what it was after!
A low pressure system to the west brings very wet, mild air from the south. I’m getting excited! Amphibians are on the move under the cover of darkness and every day, I check signs of their presence in… Read More
The subtle scent and bright yellow of the witch hazel in my garden is always a cheerful boost in mid-January, the (apparently) longest and darkest of months. This year, it is doubly welcome!!!
It is good to see that the public is reminded of the importance of small freshwater bodies for biodiversity by the Helen Briggs at the BBC: Having created a wildlife pond in my own garden this summer, I… Read More
Abundance in the garden! Beautiful as jewels, diversity of colour and texture. Health sustaining minerals, fiber and vitamins. Little explosions of flavour in my mouth. Enjoyment and gratitude.
We are in COVID-19 lockdown since 25 March 2020. We’ve got reason not to travel far and we’ve got time at our hands. So, what positive can we create? Well, some years ago, the field next to us… Read More
Beautiful! Sometimes I wonder about the efforts to create the perfect garden display … … no matter how much design effort is put into it, nothing comes close to what nature assembles simply to be.
Ten weeks of lockdown and 10 weeks of blogging about what I see on my daily outdoor exercise. How different nature looks now, compared to the end of March! Spring to early Summer, looking already like the height… Read More
Bindweed. Calystegia sepium. Nightmare to a gardener or Habitat for a bug*? It all depends on your perspective. Just like everything in life. * actually not a bug but a beetle, possibly a male Oedemera nobilis, but it… Read More