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Spreading the muck

After finding a blue egg shell on the patio yesterday morning, I was taken up with doing some research into birds eggs and then their behaviour in general. I had been intending to start digging for the next hugel bed … Continue reading

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The case of the moving bricks

For the last couple of months or so, I’ve come home to find one or more of the bricks surrounding the front garden out of place. They are too heavy to have been dislodged by the wind and if I … Continue reading

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Out by the roots

I was on a bit of roll this morning. Maybe it was going out first thing and feeling I had achieved something before returning home, or maybe I was buoyed up what seems to a new, friendlier member of staff … Continue reading

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Ubiquity vs. iniquity of plastic

Back in the summer of 2012, when I started writing this blog, I wrote a post about the dilemmas surrouding plastic. Today, having delved further into the world of living plastic-free over the last three and a half years, I thought it … Continue reading

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November bumblebee

I have been wondering whether to cut down the phacelia in the front garden, especially since it was somewhat affected by the frost on Monday.  However, I’m glad that I didn’t because I was amazed by the following sight when … Continue reading

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Heuchera on the move

Since 1) discovering the concept of a forest garden and 2) changing my front lawn into a garden proper, I have been looking forward to this day. In only one and a half years, the heuchera near the apple tree … Continue reading

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An obstacle overcome

You know when there is a job you need to do and until it’s done others have to wait? I’ve had one such in the form of a large paving stone sitting underneath my kitchen windowsill.   Goodness knows how … Continue reading

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