Tag Archives: blackbirds

Raspberries in December

After an hour’s digging this morning, it was time to hit the sales in Leeds. Well, to get a new kettle, to be precise. This gave me the opportunity to have a wander through the sustainability garden at work, which … Continue reading

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Accepting the inevitable

It would be an exaggeration to say that my morning has been blighted by what I saw when I opened the dining room windows this morning. I wasn’t chuffed, though. It seems the rats don’t like pickled chillis, bay leaves … Continue reading

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My love of birds grows

This evening, a blackbird has been hiding in the strawberry undergrowth a lot. That is to say, each time I go into the garden it scuttles away to safety (relatively speaking). I’m really intrigued. What is it so determined to … 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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The mint hideout

I’m slowly working my way through the poppies…. breaks my heart to chop them down when there are still so many buds on them. However, I vowed I wouldn’t let them take over too much space after the tomato fail … Continue reading

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Sorting the forest garden out

In a recent post I mentioned the lemon balm, which was going crazy in my back garden. It all started when a small volunteer arrived a couple years or so ago. I put in a pot once I realised it wasn’t … Continue reading

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