Monthly Archives: May 2011

Rain is good…isn’t it?

The poor weather continues but it hasn’t stopped the garden filling up with young birds (or new species – a tree pipit at the moment) and the feeders are emptying faster than you can say ‘fledgling’!  Young sparrows, greenfinches, blue, … Continue reading

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A typical British spring…….

The poor weather continues.  I’m thankful that at least some of our nesting birds, including the yellowhammer and mistle thrush, have fledged their young and hopefully they are able to find shelter from the gale force winds and occasional torrential … Continue reading

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To much of a good thing…….

I find it very hard to enjoy warm dry weather when I know nature will soon redress the balance – and she certainly has.  Periods of torrential rain and strong cold winds have put paid to the planting I was … Continue reading

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Rain at last…….

With still so much to do in terms of ‘spring’ gardening, the coming week is going to be difficult!  We are now having our fair share of rain which has been wonderful, but of course this means that everything is … Continue reading

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The first spring butterflies…..

After the tattered butterflies of early spring – those adults that have made it through the winter – it’s good to see some ‘proper’ spring butterflies in the garden.  And it’s clearly been an excellent year for the orange tip.  … Continue reading

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