Tag Archives: outdoors

Snake’s Head Fritillary

I didn’t realise until I read the Telegraph this morning that my lovely patch of Snake’s Head Fritillary are doing their bit to conserve wild flowers that are becoming extinct. In the paper it says “the snake’s head (or leper’s … Continue reading

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Sowing and Planting at the Allotment

Its been 10 days since my last post and the garden and allotment are really bursting into spring. The weather is still very variable (with a frost last night and heavy rain yesterday) but the sun is bright and warm. … Continue reading

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Calke Abbey – Tramway Walk

Calke Abbey is one of the National Trust properties nearest to us and, whilst we don’t go around the house very often, we frequently go for walks in the park and gardens. We normally just ramble around but this time … Continue reading

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Allotment Cropping

Sitting here, looking at the rain makes me grateful that I won’t have to go watering. The allotment is going well with Broad Beans, Peas, Mangetout, Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Broccoli, Potatoes and Courgettes all adding to the number of vegetables … Continue reading

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A Walk along the Thames at sunset

This weekend we went to visit our family down in Surrey. Before setting back we went to Hampton Court and had a walk along the banks of the Thames. As always I had my trusty point and shoot with me … Continue reading

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Gentle stroll around Attenborough Nature Reserve – Caterpillars and Butterflies

Its been a while since I published anything here, we’ve spent most of the sunny days either at the allotment or in the garden rather than out walking. However, for a change yesterday we went for a gentle stroll in … Continue reading

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May in the Garden

The garden has brightened up, the weather is sunny more often and all of a sudden there’s a plethora of flowers making themselves known. So I took my trusty camera into the garden and took some pictures of the colours … Continue reading

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Muddy Trek around Nottingham Tramworks

Yesterday, despite the rain, we went out for a walk around the NET2 Tramworks in Toton. The extension to the tram in Nottingham is due to be completed and up and running by the end of 2014 (yes there is … Continue reading

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Visit to Hampton Court and Wisley

This week we went down to Surrey to have a wander around and to go to Wisley to join the RHS. Whilst it was cold (this year doesn’t seem to be warming up) and windy, it was at various times … Continue reading

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Walk at Markeaton Park and Bees in the Garden

Yesterday morning we went to Markeaton Park in Derby. The weather was lovely and sunny a real early spring day. (I learned from the weather forecast that the 1st of March is meteorologically the first day of spring, I always … Continue reading

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