Tag Archives: RHS Campaign for School Gardening

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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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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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