Quote of the day:
“After carefully cross-examining my daughter, I do not believe her to be worthy of the fernery. ”
~ Charles Dickens (private letter, 1862).
Forage in November for:
Alexanders, Chickweed, Sloes, Bullaces, Dandelion Leaves, Rosehips, Hawthorn berries, Cleavers, Burdock Roots, Rowan Berries
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In spite of all the named storms and gusty weather sweeping across the country, our bird feeders have been exceptionally busy throughout February. In fact there is a correlation: The nastier the weather the more likely we are to see … Continue reading
It has got to the time of year when our natural hedgerow larders are nearly running empty and wildlife is looking for alternatives. Over the last month I’ve noticed occasional scurrying around the olive tree pots under our pergola. Mostly … Continue reading
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
Linking to Tina’s thoughtful wildlife post on mygardenersays.
In spite of several dreadfully wet days, February gradually brought real signs that spring was emerging. Honeybees could be seen happily buzzing around brightly coloured spring bulbs. Drone flies, Eristalis tenax, were out in numbers too. They are one of … Continue reading
This post is in essence a reminder to myself to submit the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results … before 18th February. The Big Garden Birdwatch has been running for nearly 40 years. It was started in 1979 as a fun … Continue reading
So suddenly winter has decided to be wet. The days of clean, frozen dog walks are over and now there is a lot of mud, hosing down, damp towels and smelly fur. Even the birds are looking like they’ve been … Continue reading
At the beginning of December the crab apple tree beside the driveway was a magnificently laden affair. Whenever there was a touch of sunshine it became a glowing, amber symbol of abundance. And then the blackbirds moved in … Now, … Continue reading