Monthly Archives: August 2021

A faint rustling

A comment to a recent post of mine about the heat in my south-facing bedroom when temperatures rose resulted in my buying some emergency foil blankets. Actually, I thought I was purchasing one but five came through the door. As … Continue reading

Posted in Good for the environment, Health, Wildlife | Tagged , | 17 Comments

The waiting game

It has now become the norm that most of my substantial gardening endeavours take place during the autumn and winter months. That doesn’t stop me from itching to get on with the tasks I’ve got planned, though. At least, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Days out, Gardening | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments


I had been to Kingston-upon-Hull a couple of times in my life but a friend had suggested it as a destination in view of my daughter’s interest in buildings. I’d not been aware that there remained any of the Old … Continue reading

Posted in Days out | Tagged , | 8 Comments

Garden revamp #1

A conversation with my dad the other day prompted me to seriously consider moving the raised bed. Currently, it is by the western fence between an apple tree and raspberry bush to the south and a bay tree to the … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, raised bed | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Picking from the jungle

Oh, I wish I had more space in my back garden! As soon as I started gardening in earnest back in 2010, I yearned to have a bigger garden than the one I actually had. I was reading like mad, … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Permaculture | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Inside the compound

The first muck-in at St Aidan’s Nature Reserve since the start of the pandemic took place yesterday morning. The plan was to reduce the amount of ragwort, so that the cattle which graze on the site are less likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Days out, Good for the environment | Tagged , , | 16 Comments