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Salad and Fruit

The main crops of the week have been the end of the redcurrants, raspberries, rhubarb, gooseberries (both red and green), the first blackberries, peas (both Mangetout and Podded), courgettes (which still haven’t burst into life but are producing a handful … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Canada – Vancouver Island

We have family in Vancouver¬†and have been to visit a couple of times. This year we decided to go in March for a couple of weeks. An enjoyable time was had by all. The bit I’m going to go on … 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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Spring is Springing – Mallards

The last few days have seen the weather improve dramatically. Its still cold at night but the daytime temperatures have “soared” into low double figures (tongue in cheek). However, the bright sunshine has meant that the temperatures in the greenhouse … Continue reading

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Spring and Winter Birds in our Garden

The weather today continued to be “interesting” for late March. Overnight temperatures of-2C or -3C meant that the snow that fell on Friday and Saturday has not melted much. The biting easterly wind meant that there was no point in … 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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