Tag Archives: St Aidan’s Nature Reserve

Fruits of exploration

Yesterday was yet another journey of discovery. I went for a second walk through St Aidan’s Nature Reserve, this time with a friend who had an ambition to climb a hill which she hadn’t wanted to tackle alone. Before we … Continue reading

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No qualms whatsoever!

A friend yesterday identified what I thought was a hawthorn bush at the back of the garden as cotoneaster! Just as well I didn’t pick the berries and make jelly, although in all probability they are not that toxic. But … Continue reading

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A day of many things

On Thursday, after five years on a waiting list, my daughter was finally offered a place at a gymnastics club. This meant that with the car out over lunch time we went on to St Aidan’s Nature Reserve between Swillington … Continue reading

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St Aidan’s Nature Reserve (RSPB)

This morning, as the ‘great thaw’ has started, I got out my secateurs and trimmed the lemon balm bush. I’d forgotten that it had been planted as a single stem in a very small pot, which caused me some amusement … Continue reading

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