Category Archives: Nature

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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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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My trip to RHS Garden Wisley wraps up a Royal Summer

It was back to RHS Garden Wisley and ‘Back to Nature’ last week as I wrapped up a summer of gardening and Blue Peter filming with Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Catherine’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden is inspired by … Continue reading

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My bugs, bees and butterflies vlog

It’s taken us a long time to create a wildlife haven, but the hard work is definitely paying off, because the garden is absolutely bursting with bugs, bees & butterflies. It’s fair to say, we are pretty chuffed with the … Continue reading

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How many kinds of sweet flowers grow, in an English country garden?

From visiting flower shows, to watching flowers grow, here’s my summer summary of all things floral, in my English country – ish – garden!

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My ‘Right Royal Blog’ as I go Back To Nature, with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge on Blue Peter

It’s a ‘Right Royal Blog’ today, as I had the most incredible opportunity to film for Blue Peter with HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. Along with a group of home-ed kids, BP presenter, Lindsey, Catherine and I pond dipped, planted, … Continue reading

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