Category Archives: Garden

Eight Months with a Bokashi Bin

We’ve now had our Bokashi bins for eight months (it would have been twelve but it took us a while to get round to buying the bins). However, now that we’ve been into a winter for a few weeks, I … Continue reading

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The weeks harvest (June 27th)

This week seems to have seen the start of various things. The weather remains cool and really dry, a couple of days with rain but, in general the surface of the allotment is hard and crusty. Whilst many people around … Continue reading

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Woodpecker predates on Bluetits – another failure

The Bluetits have failed to raise their brood again this year but this time we know who the culprit is.  A few days ago we heard the Bluetits nestlings beginning to make noises and the parents were going in and … Continue reading

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Is Spring Sprung? I hope so

Whilst I know that we will get frosts until the end of May and so I have to be patient with things like Sweetcorn and Tomatoes, the last couple of days have been beautiful and bringing out the insects and … Continue reading

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Frogs (or just a little frogspawn)

Every year at about this time, I keep looking in our pond for the frogs and frogspawn. It usually arrives on or around the 18th preceded by lots of activity around the pond as the frogs get up to their … Continue reading

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Snowdrops, Crocuses, Aconites – Spring is on the way

Whilst last night was supposedly the coldest in the year so far (here I’m not so sure, we’ve had very low temperatures and snow for a week before now but nothing equivalent today) I was pleased to see the first … Continue reading

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Oak Bush Cricket?

Despite having a large oak tree in our garden, we’ve never seen one of these before. According to our understanding from the web, its a male Oak Bush Cricket (defined by its long curved cerci rather than an ovipositor). It … Continue reading

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