Category Archives: Wildlife

Flashes of brilliance – The Jersey Tiger Moth

A few weeks ago my son spotted and snapped a photo of a Jersey Tiger moth on the side of our house. It was the first time we’d ever heard or seen one. Butterfly Conservation list the Jersey Tiger Moth … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday – Gutted and glutted

08/08/2020 The mercury in our greenhouse thermometer is practically bursting out of its tube! It’s hot, it’s clammy and it’s Six on Saturday time again, so I am joining The Propagator with six gardening vignettes to share for his weekly … Continue reading

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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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Wordless Wednesday – A Woodpecker and a Chaffinch walk into a bar …

 

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Wildlife Wednesday – Knapweed Magnetism

Over the years I have noticed that knapweed is as attractive as thistles to winged insects. It has similar shaped flowers and is a similar colour, but thank goodness it is a lot less prickly than thistles. So I’ve happily … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – A bright new visitor

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Wildlife Wednesday – Looking after Baby

Many people have commented that Lockdown is resulting in perfect, crystal clear skies and a tranquil, traffic-lite soundtrack to outdoor activities. So, is it just me imagining it or is nature also getting rowdier? I guess there have been plenty … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Plantlife’s #NoMowMay

Why not quit mowing your lawn (or a part of it) for the rest of May? Links below: #NoMowMay #WorldBeeDay #ScareMow

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Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

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Wordless Wednesday – A Smooth Newt

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