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30 Days Wild Days 7 to 9 Natural Paintbrushes, Log Animal Shapes & A Frog

We are joining in the Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild Challenge which runs for all of June. Anyone can have a go just see below to see how easy it is. The Wildlife Trust will send to you a really helpful pack. Day 7 Natural Paintbrushes   We spotted this idea on Pinterest and thought […]

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Making A Bee Watering Hole

  Everybody now knows how important our bees are and that some species in the UK are in difficulties.  As gardeners we can help by encourage bees to our gardens by planting bee-friendly plants.  We can also provide a water source for bees who regularly visit us.  Many gardens, like mine, may not have any water […]

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My Garden in December – As 2013 Ends

Hurray hurray at last Jack Frost has worked his magic overnight and the garden looks all white and sparkily.  We have been spoilt over the last few years by having snow and hard frost before Christmas.  This year November and December have been so mild with even a light frost rare.  The weeds are growing […]

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My Garden in November

  We are definitely at the end of the flowering season in my garden.  It’s all looking a bit tatty and floppy.  There has not been a frost yet, but plenty of rain has fallen, so today there are photos speckled full of those dewy drops. The flowering season seems also to be a bit […]

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My Garden in October

  We have been having such great weather this September and October it feels more like late summer than autumn.  However there are signs in my garden that autumn really has arrived.  Everything is beginning to put itself to bed and there is a certain emptying going on.  So I have resisted the temptation to […]

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My Garden In August

The stars of my garden this month have to be the Echinacea.  They are so showy and statuesque.  I am loving the fact that when they attract bees the bees seem to stay on them for so long. They must really love their nectar.  We had a very heavy prolonged shower early in the wee […]

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My Garden In July

This July has been has hard for the flowers in my garden and I think probably for a lot of gardens in the UK.  They were baked and scorched by temperatures of over 30 degrees.  Now at the end of the month heavy summer rain is giving them a good battering.  My hostas are suffering […]

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May in My Garden

  May is when my garden really starts gowing and blooming and this year thanks to all the Forget me nots I have a full border.  I seem to have a garden full of mauve, yellow and purple flowers.  Not a white or red bloom to be seen.  The Wallflower ‘Bowles Mauve’, Aquileja and Geranium ‘Bill […]

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