Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Author Archives: Frogend_dweller
Wordless Wednesday – Down in the wild patch …
Six on Saturday – Last Chance Saloon
This week I’ve been re-visiting the remaining selection of dead-looking plants (mostly in pots) to decide whether to compost them or not. It’s mid-May, so they’ve had a fair chance! This included lots of greenhouse-based salvia and penstemon cuttings, protected … Continue reading
Silent Sunday – The Face of the Black Widow?
Posted in Bees Tagged #SilentSunday, Black Widow, Gardening, Honey bee, Iris tuberosa, Photography, pollination, spring flowers 5 Comments
Six on Saturday – Seasonal Acceleration
18/03/2023 It’s time for Six on Saturday (SOS), a weekly gardening meme that is skillfully curated by Jim at Garden Ruminations. SOS allows us plant players to share garden highlights/projects/acquisitions etc. with like minded folks. Use the link above to … Continue reading
Wordless Wednesday: Violas – Evil faces or dancing ladies?
But … as I was posting this and looking again at the central flower in focus here, I could indeed imagine a face … but I would swear it was someone in full makeup from CATS the musical! Can you … Continue reading
Posted in Wordless Tagged faces, Flowers, Gardening, imagination, pansies, spring flowers, Violas 9 Comments
Six on Saturday – Transitioning to colour
25/02/2023 You’ve seen those films, I’m sure, where everything starts in monochrome, but, after a significant event, the world is suddenly shown in technicolour. Well, that’s how the February garden always makes me feel. Snowdrops begin the month’s floral awakening … Continue reading
Posted in Six on Saturday Tagged #SixOnSaturday, Colour, crocuses, fritillaria raddeana, Hellebores, Iris reticulata, Salad, Six on Saturday, snowdrops 16 Comments
Wordless Wednesday – Lured by Liquid Gold?
Posted in Wildlife, Wordless Tagged ducks, Gardening, mallards, Photography, pondlife, wildlife ponds 8 Comments
Wordless Wednesday – Hook-nosed Sea Pigs!
Posted in Out and about, Wildlife Tagged Atlantic grey seal, halichoerus grypus, Horsey Gap, marine wildlife, Norfolk coast, Photography, Seals 12 Comments
Wordless Wednesday – Big Garden Birdwatch 2023 will take place between 27th-29th January
Read about this year’s event here … and join in if you can!
Posted in birds, Wildlife Tagged 2023, Big Garden Birdwatch, birds, Citizen science, Pheasant, RSPB, Wildlife surveys 4 Comments
In a Vase on Monday – Chaotic energy!
It is still freezing outside. We’ve had a week of temperatures peeking just above zero by early afternoon. Brrrr! On the plus side, there has also been day after day of brilliant blue skies! It was, however, supposed to be … Continue reading