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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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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!

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Gardens Month (April 2019)

Astounding April! What ever the weather throws at us, April is one of the most exciting months of the year. Many of our summer migrant wildlife species have returned, the evenings are long enough for post-work walks, and the countryside is bursting with new growth and blossom. It is also the month that my activity… Continue reading Gardens Month (April 2019)

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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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A Nature ‘How To’: Build a Wildlife Pond

How to: Build a Wildlife Pond One of the most important elements of any habitat is water. Wildlife from birds to bees all need to drink daily, and many also need to bathe regularly to maintain their plumage or coat in good condition even in the winter. Other creatures, including amphibians and a huge range of… Continue reading A Nature ‘How To’: Build a Wildlife Pond