Category Archives: Gardening

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Leaves are falling, autumn is calling

Autumn, a time for crisp walks, admiring the beautiful changing landscape, kicking leaves and home to Mum’s soup. We’ve had a right mixed bag of weather recently; it was shorts & t shirt for an autumn day at Chatsworth, a … Continue reading

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