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One From the Archives: Garden of Delight

[One from the archives: This blog was originally posted Saturday 16th August 2014 on sophiecosussex.blogspot.com/ inspired by visit to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London] Garden of Delight Above, the roar of yet another passenger plane across the cloud-broken sky, but even as it passes directly overhead, it doesn’t quite manage to drown out the hesitant high… Continue reading One From the Archives: Garden of Delight

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One From the Archives: July is a Month Made for Gardens

Originally published: Historic Gardens Weekend, Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Singleton, West Sussex, South Downs National Park – www.wealddown.co.uk) Sunday 5th July 2015. July is a month made for gardens. For visiting open gardens with a notebook and borrowing their ideas, or peering over fences into neighbours gardens to compare competitive favourites, or allowing yourself a… Continue reading One From the Archives: July is a Month Made for Gardens

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A Nature ‘How To’: Have a WILD Summer holiday (ideas for families, or engaging your own inner child!)

Hooray! School is out for summer! With long weeks ahead of unlimited adventure, there is so much opportunity for connecting with nature and having a WILD Summer holiday. The average summer break is 6 weeks, that’s 42 days, So I have put together a list of 42 inspiring ideas, for ways to re-wild your (inner)child!… Continue reading A Nature ‘How To’: Have a WILD Summer holiday (ideas for families, or engaging your own inner child!)

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A Nature ‘How To’: Heatwave Help

‘Flaming June’ is certainly living up to its nickname this year. In Sussex it seems as though the sun came out for the May bank holiday weekend, and never left. Much of the UK is basking under temperatures high into the 20s, a stark contrast to the cold and wet weather that dominated earlier in… Continue reading A Nature ‘How To’: Heatwave Help

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What to Look for in Nature – June

What to Look for in Nature – June Welcome to Summer! Not only does June include Midsummer’s Day, the point of the year when day-length is at its longest, but is also the peak time for wildlife activity. Across the country, wildflowers are blooming, insects are buzzing, birds are nesting and young animals are growing… Continue reading What to Look for in Nature – June

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SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: A Sweet Utterance

I have finally seen the bullfinches. All summer long I have heard their whistles from the long hedge that runs parallel to one of the glasshouses (of the plant nursery where I work) but they have remained elusive and disembodied. Today a movement in the bushes attracted my attention as I headed out on my… Continue reading SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: A Sweet Utterance

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SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: The Snail Bone-Yard

It’s been days since I heard the Swifts. July was washed away in a week of heavy showers, and the rain seems to have rinsed the cloud-cutters from the sky. Perhaps they have left us already; they are after all the first summer migrants to head south to their winter quarters. It does seem odd… Continue reading SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: The Snail Bone-Yard