Why growing your own fruit and veg couldn’t be more important

Growing your own fruit and veg is so satisfying, it tastes great, it helps the climate by reducing our carbon footprint and now with the threat of self-isolation from coronavirus, being self-sufficient couldn’t be more important.

Here’s a few tips that might inspire you to grow your own.

(revised post from March 2019)

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Shelter from the storm

It’s a very quick blog today, with a February update from my garden. I didn’t really intend to write a blog this week, but seeing as Storm Ciara has ripped through the garden, it’s made even the hardest of outdoor fans, stay in and find other things to do instead.

The storm also gave me the chance to do some ‘normal teenager’ stuff, as I’ve been to the cinema with my mate, Hannah.

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Photographing the wonderful wildlife of the Peak District

On Christmas Day, my Mum gave us all an ‘extra present’; a Dave Goulson book, ‘The Garden Jungle’ for me and Dad to share, musical theatre tickets for me and Grandma and a photography course for me and Mum to do together, which we did in the Peak District this Saturday.

Mum booked the photography course with trainer, Guy Badham; she’d already been on a workshop with him 4 years ago and took the famous ‘heron scoffing a huge trout‘ shot (January Blog 2016).

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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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