Category Archives: Wildlife

Round the garden in 80 days #53

Today was glorious – warm, relatively speaking, and sunny. After sleeping in and then reading, there wasn’t time to take advantage of the good weather but that didn’t stop me thinking about the garden. In a departure from crime fiction, … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #48

I love being on holiday when it’s a normal workday. In this case, it meant that today I could peruse the wares at IKEA without having to navigate through throngs of people. My New Year’s resolution is to finally make … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #44

Now I think I know what has been causing footprints in the garden. I’d been reticent to mention seeing them, for fear of being considered a bit paranoid. So, I decided I must have somehow made them myself, albeit quite … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #38

On the way out to collect this next week’s victuals, I noticed a pigeon feasting on cotoneaster berries across the road. It was oblivious to me, although I didn’t want to chance it being scared off by me getting out … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #37

Catkins. I really hadn’t expected my hazel trees to produce any catkins this year as they are only three years old. I’m certainly very excited. Does this mean that the trees could produce nuts from them? And if so, when … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #36

Yesterday morning, when I opened the curtains, I was greeted with the following view: Fortunately, I hadn’t planned to do any work today because we were off on a day trip to Addingham for spinning supplies and a meal at … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #2

Yesterday evening, towards dusk, the back garden was full of birds. This included a blue tit, which was having a merry time flitting round the trees, presumably looking for insects. I may have seen the occasion blue tit previously but … Continue reading

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Autumnal excitement

The daisy-like flowers that invited themselves to grow round the pond (I think they are Michaelmas daisies) have been attracting honey bees in droves. Or perhaps I should say ‘hives’. Are they visible in the photo below? For me, the … Continue reading

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A week in pictures

After a week which I was glad to see the back of, I’ve just had one of annual leave and managed to pack quite a lot in, although very little gardening is in the mix. Most forays into the garden … Continue reading

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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

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