Category Archives: Nature

Wildlife Wednesday – A slice of life at the Marjoram Cafe

I have Sweet Marjoram growing in several places in the garden and I am particularly fond of its golden form: Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’, which looks good for months on end. It glows cheerfully from the time it pushes out the … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday – 15 mins amongst the butterflies

Taking 15 minutes amongst the butterflies daily …What could be a nicer way of spending some time outside just now than watching and counting butterflies? Yes, the annual survey of these wonders (launched by the Butterfly Conservation organisation in 2010) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Astronauts!

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Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

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Earthstars in the garden

Sounds rather Sci-Fi or New Age doesn’t it? But what I am talking about here is a fungus and I can’t quite believe how excited I was to find them … in our garden! I only found them because I … Continue reading

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National Tree Week 2019 – Day 6: Walk in a wood and your troubles fade away

Walk in a wood and your troubles fade away … seems true for me. Sadly, living on the edge of the fens there aren’t many sizeable woods around here and Thetford Forest (our nearest) is mostly a conifer mono-culture, which … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A breath of fresh air

 

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Wordless Wildlife Wednesday – All the fun of the fair

Link to Tina’s monthly wildlife post for other wildlife spots

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

This weekend is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 (26th-28th January, i.e. it includes Monday, which is an allowance for busy weekends, bad weather and possibly easy school participation I think). Many of us take part in this every year … Continue reading

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September Wildlife Sightings – On the cusp

You know that autumn is here when the spaces between everything in the garden are filled with large webs and, more disturbingly, large spiders. There are loads of garden cross spiders stretched across our front garden path waiting pendulously to … Continue reading

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