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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