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Dig for Virus-Victory

Hi Folks! It’s spring! And a glorious one at that. As the country, and indeed the world, locks down, thank goodness we are still permitted to tend our allotments! I have been spending more time at the plot than ever in the last couple of months, along with my fiancé, having finally re-found our motivation… Continue reading Dig for Virus-Victory

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Wild Does The Wind Blow

Creative Ways to Use Storm Damage in The Wildlife Garden They say every cloud has a silver lining. If you’re currently bailing out floodwaters or searching for temporary accommodation whilst your roof is fixed, then, understandably, you might not be thinking along those lines (and I genuinely send heartfelt hopes that order can be restored… Continue reading Wild Does The Wind Blow

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Allotment Diaries

Last week the annual invoice for our allotment fees arrived, and with the deadline unable to wait until next payday, I somewhat reluctantly transferred the required sums. I thought of the weeds and overgrown patches, the gap in the beds where my plans for successional sowing were beaten by summer heat, laziness and other distractions,… Continue reading Allotment Diaries

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Furze-peg

Hedgehog Instantly recognisable, much loved, and under threat; the hedgehog is in many ways the ‘poster animal’ of wildlife gardening and conservation. Since the year 2000, population numbers of countryside hedgehogs have plummeted by a staggering 50%! Urban populations, although fragmented and localised, seem to withstanding this decline a little better. It would seem that… Continue reading Furze-peg

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Spawned!

(A Gardens Month blog on Frogs and Toads) From jelly-like spawn, to wriggling tadpoles, and finally hopping croaking adult amphibians, the life story of frogs and toads is familiar to many of us from early childhood. Increasingly however, contact with nature is diminishing in children’s lives, and frogs and toads are struggling too. Ponds are… Continue reading Spawned!