Category Archives: Wildlife

Rewilding

My current read is Feral by George Monbiot, which discusses his vision for returning the uplands of Britain, such as Snowdonia and the North York Moors, to a more natural state, put in simplistic terms. In a post I wrote … Continue reading

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Caraway and other flowers

I’ve been watching the caraway I sowed last summer as it’s grown from the soil after disappearing over the winter. Now it’s bloomed, so I’m assured in as far as a gardener can be of a crop of seeds this … Continue reading

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Beans and more beans

Yesterday, the beans I had sown directly in the ground started coming through. Yay! Honestly, it’s been quite cold at night, so this comes as something of a surprise. But if they are coming through, then the beans I sowed … Continue reading

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Unexpected onions

Yesterday, when I arrived at work, there was a big bag of onion sets in the staff room. ‘Please take them!’ one of my colleagues had written; her allotment association had ordered too many. Goodness knows how many they’d ordered … Continue reading

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Christmas decorations

Instead of going to my Knit and Natter group yesterday, it was a trip to the dentist’s, which afforded me the opportunity to drop in on a friend who lives nearby. She has been most generous in passing the ash … Continue reading

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Yellow ‘snowdrops’

The last week or so have been crazy: of course, the snow with its school closures and such like didn’t help. But my sister is back in hospital with a pulmonary embolism and my dad had an operation on his … Continue reading

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Underneath the blanket

I’ve been watching the blackbirds come up to the rhubarb patch near the backdoor recently and each time rued the lack of camera to hand. They’ve been such a joy to watch as they scurry across the garden and head … Continue reading

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