Tag Archives: sparrows

Baby rhubarb

I can’t believe it is a month ago since I last volunteered at my local organic farm. And here I was once again, this time first potting up basil seedlings, followed by rhubarb transplants. I’d always wondered why the farm … Continue reading

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Taking a bath

I finally managed to find my phone in time to make a video of a pigeon having a bath in the pond. Unfortunately, I can’t get it to work in a blog post, so here is a picture of two … Continue reading

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The smallest visitor yet

Almost every time I look out into the back garden, I see a feathered visitor. They fill me with such joy, as I watch them by the pond, grazing their way through the undergrowth or simply sitting in the fence. … Continue reading

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Fat for the birds

A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to make some fat balls for the garden birds. But have you ever tried to do this? At first, it seemed straightforward enough, mixing the seeds into the fat on … 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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I was touched last Friday when one of my students who was leaving after three terms with us presented me with the birds featured in the photo above. It is always comforting to know that your hard work and care … Continue reading

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Poor sparrows

  This afternoon, I noticed two sparrows caught in the netting over my strawberries. It looked like they had been trying to get underneath to eat the strawberries and they seemed quite distressed. One of them was particularly tangled up … Continue reading

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