Category Archives: Wildlife

Book Review: The Bee

I agreed to review The Bee: A Natural History by Noah Wilson-Rich because I was curious to know more about bees.  As a garden blogger who uses social media extensively I have felt bombarded in the last year or so … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 30/7/14 – North Hill, Malvern

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Wordless Wednesday 4/9/13 – Ring Tailed Lemur

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Wordless Wednesday 21/8/13 – Peacock Butterfly

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A Bee’s Delight

This year I planted a drift of Allium sphaerocephalen along the edge of the front lawn. I had seen them growing at Cotswold Garden Flowers last summer and liked the fact that they were one of the later alliums to … Continue reading

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Solomon’s seal sawfly – yuk!

I have only myself to blame – I have been away too much recently; the majority of the garden has been neglected due to clearing space for the workshop; and recently the heat has reduced my energy and enthusiasm.  How … Continue reading

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Snails have a use after all

I think this is a case of upcycling.  I spotted the idea on a shoot of a garden in France on the recent BBC series on French Gardens and pinched it. I am frequently coming across snail shells in the … Continue reading

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Final Postcard from Cornwall: Wild flowers and pasties

The thing that struck me more than anything during our week in Cornwall was the wildflowers.  Anyone who has holidayed in Cornwall will know all about the narrow windy roads with high verges.  I have often holidayed in this area … Continue reading

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  This is written in response to the latest prompt from the Grow Write Guild – the theme is what your garden sounds like. If you click on the link on the bird names you will hear what I hear. … Continue reading

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My Garden This Weekend – 7th April 2013

I think it is safe to say, if my aching muscles are anything to go by, that I have had a good gardening weekend at last.  Though to be honest it has taken a lot of determination not to just … Continue reading

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