Get your binoculars ready, it’s time for the #BigGardenBirdWatch

Last year, the RSPB asked me to help them with their Big Garden Birdwatch advertising campaign and the event is back on again this weekend, starting tomorrow 25th – 27th Jan

The TV ad has been on our screens since Boxing Day and there’s a vid on YouTube too; I feel really honoured to be part of it.

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I’m preppin’ like a boss for the #BigGardenBirdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest wildlife survey and it only takes an hour to do your bit for nature.

In this week’s blog I highlight a few of the things you can do to prepare for the BGBW, whilst also writing about 2 recent visit to RSPB reserves.

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Notes and observations from our wildlife garden – A Family Blog

Whilst we created our garden for it to provide us with food and look pretty, without doubt our main reason was to create a home for wildlife.

And this year we have certainly reaped the benefits of all our hard graft, as the wildlife has flourished.

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How our garden grew in 2019

As we move into winter, there isn’t a lot to do in the garden; so this blog is basically a summary of what has happened in our garden this growing year. 

It has been an incredible year of gardening, with more home-grown fruit & veg than ever, but a sad loss of our beautiful willow tree that has stood there since I can remember.

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Celebrating 4 years of blogging

Today I’ve been blogging for 4 years and even though I’ve been a bit quiet recently, my gardening journey still ‘grows on’.

My first blog was about buying some new apple cordons and just like those trees, I’ve grown a lot since then! Continue reading

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For the love of gardening

What an honour it was to be the guest speaker at The Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s AGM & Member’s Day yesterday (19.10.19) on my home ‘turf’ in Manchester, at Lancashire Cricket Ground.

I strongly bee-lieve that making events like this accessible and open to a younger generation, is absolutely key to inspiring the next generation of conservationists.

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How gardening can make you feel free

Today is world mental health day and there’s stacks of info out there about the benefits gardening can have on your wellbeing.

I wrote this blog 2 years ago, about how gardening makes me feel free and how it can help me, when I’m feeling stressed and worried about stuff; here it is…..

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