Category Archives: Wildlife

Nibbling the dandelion

Over lunch, I watched with fascination as a variety of birds came into the garden. One in particular caused great amusement, for after it had supped from the pond it turned its attention to something green. Who would have thought … Continue reading

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A beautiful Easter

Carr House Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds opened its doors for Good Friday and in addition to buying a few months’ supply of bread flour, I took a walk round to see how the farm looked in spring time. A … Continue reading

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A pheasant joins the crowd

It seems that the pond may be an attraction for a bird I’d never seen near my garden before: I couldn’t believe my eyes, as this is the first pheasant I’ve ever seen in the area. Perhaps he was on … Continue reading

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First there was one and then there were three

Ever since I missed an opportunity to take a photograph of a blackbird making use of the pond, I’ve been on the lookout for another. The birds are generally too quick but yesterday I was in luck. Taking a photo … Continue reading

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Netting hedgerows – government response

It’s not very often I sign a petition and get a positive response from the government. A few weeks ago on Twitter, I saw a link to a petition asking the government to look into the issue of hedgerows being … Continue reading

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Dwarf waterlily

Over the past few weeks, algae has been growing in my pond, so I’ve been on the lookout for an oxygenating plant to tackle the unwanted growth. Of course, not every nursery sells exactly what you want. My parents had … Continue reading

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Another unnamed gift

One of the other members of my Knit and Natter group asked me if I would be interested in something from her garden. It apparently likes damp soil, so I thought why not for the bog garden. I’m not so … Continue reading

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