It didn’t take long for the honey bees to descend on the newly opened sedum flowers. … More A Honey Bee Feast
Day 88 of 365 Days Wild was a rainy day in the garden. … More Droplets
For day 75 of 365 Days Wild I decided to spend some time in the garden. … More In the Garden
Composting is the best way to get rid of your garden and kitchen waste. Not only is it environmentally friendly, it also provides you with a nutrient rich compost to use on your garden. As May 6th-12th 2018 is International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), it’s the perfect time to look into starting a compost heap. We’ve … More The wonders of home composting
Winter is generally a quiet time for gardeners. With most plants lying dormant through the winter months, and frost and snow often coating the ground, there are few jobs to be done. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do – especially if your garden is wildlife friendly. Ensure bird feeders are topped up … More Winter jobs in a wildlife garden
In a world than has become increasingly urbanised, and with agricultural practices that allow for little in the way of wild nature, habitats for a number of creatures have become increasingly scarce. This has, unfortunately, had an impact on their populations. The UK’s wildlife is in need of help. There are a number of things … More Creating a garden that’s great for wildlife
seek shelter beneath broad leaves find renewal I’ve loved the tree house tree from the moment we moved into our new house. At first, though, we had no idea what sort of tree it actually was. Generally, I’d simply admire the way the evening light lit the leaves. During July, however, we were given a few … More The Indian Bean Tree
listen ∗ can you hear them? echoing ∗ fleeting peals of laughter the joyful reflections of childhood games of long forgotten adventures ∗ held in the space’s fabric memories existing in gossamer insubstantiality absorbed by the earth food for the ∗ soul The garden of our new house has a couple of features that immediately … More Echoes of Long Ago Games
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
This post is for Jude’s Garden Photo Challenge. For February we’re asked to share monochrome photographs from around the garden. I took all of these pictures around our garden earlier today. I’d intended to share photographs from my sister’s garden as I did for January’s Garden Photo Challenge – she has lots of nooks and crannies … More GPC: February’s Monochrome Garden
This post is for the first month of Jude’s Garden Photo Challenge, where for January we’re asked to share photographs of a winter garden. Those of you who’ve been following my blog over the last year may recognise that these aren’t from the garden that I usually photograph. They were all taken around my sister’s when … More GPC: January’s Winter Garden
We have a bit of a tulip explosion going on in our garden at the moment. It’s quite a glorious sight. This is mainly thanks to my brother who likes to visit Amsterdam and always brings back tulip bulbs – we now have a lot of different varieties! I hope you like them.
Window Watch as the day progresses, sunlight’s caress stroking slowly across your view whilst you sit in peaceful solitude, bathing in the tranquillity as you renew your sense of self. Well, it’s nearly a week late, I know, but I couldn’t just ignore last weekend’s challenge. I loved the whole idea of it. Unfortunately … More Photography 101 – Weekend 2: Play With Light