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Year of the Poppy
Year of the Poppy
24/07/2019 0

Dawn chorus silenced!
Dawn chorus silenced!
15/06/2019 0

Re-use, Recycle or Return
Re-use, Recycle or Return
13/04/2019 0

Spring confusion?
Spring confusion?
28/02/2019 0

Get ready for the cold.
Get ready for the cold.
19/01/2019 0

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Year of the Poppy

Year of the Poppy

David Baxter 24/07/2019 0
This year seems to have been a particularly good one for wild poppies. Take a look at the picture, it is our veg patch. This year we have taken a different approach to growing mainly veg and surrounding it with borders of colourful flowers to attract pollinating insects as we have been doing for many years. This year we have scattered Poppy seeds and Cornflowers over the soil and let them take on the main growing volume of the soil. As well as planting border flowers around the patch. This has meant we have planted some veg later than usual (Beans, Courgettes and Leaks) while at the same ti...
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Dawn chorus silenced!

Dawn chorus silenced!

David Baxter 15/06/2019 0
We are really lucky to live in a small village in Shropshire, we can sleep with the windows open and every morning at almost the same time (03.45) the first bird starts off the dawn chorus and soon after there is a beautiful sound from a multitude of early risers and as fast as they have woken us up they calm us back to sleep again.   So, we have had two months of rain in two days here, and that has had quite a dramatic effect on our bird life, firstly on Tuesday morning, I awoke out of habit to listen to the birds at 03.50 - and ........ silence! not a bird to be heard. Only the rain bucket...
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Re-use, Recycle or Return

Re-use, Recycle or Return

David Baxter 13/04/2019 0
Re-use and recycle or return our packaging.   Right from day one of our business beginnings ten years ago we have been very aware of our environmental impact on our precious planet and we are always trying to make sure we reduce our environmental footprint, but sometimes people don't quite see what we do and why. So it is an opportunity to take a mo and write about what we do. If you are interested that is great. If we are boring you, I am sorry - but we don't apologise for our rather basic approach to our packaging strategy! Return Firstly, we had  the polythene bags in which we send our ...
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Spring confusion?

Spring confusion?

David Baxter 28/02/2019 0
Confused? - you should be!   It is February and we have just had the warmest few days in history, this has had enormous effects on nature and will have ramifications for many months to come. Just take a walk around your local open space, flowers are blooming that should not be seen until mid march or April, blossom is abundant and bees are attending to the flowers, birds are squabbling for space and partners. Taking a walk along our lanes in the village yesterday I was stopped by the sound of bees, at first I thought the place must have had a hive the noise was quite incredible, but when I...
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Get ready for the cold.

Get ready for the cold.

David Baxter 19/01/2019 0
As we head for another cold snap, check your garden bird supplies are in stock and ready to go.   Mid January and the Snowdrops are drooping ready to open their lovely flower heads as the first signs of life come to our gardens. Daffodils are on sale in the shops, so it must be warm down south, our Daffs are still only about half way grown and it is concerning that they may get frosted if the cold weather stays with us for long. The Blackbirds are just about thinking they might start building practice nests and seeing if any females are interested in them and the Hedgehogs are tucked up nice...
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Autumn approaches

Autumn approaches

David Baxter 29/09/2018 0
Sun is shining but getting cool in the garden now.   It is that time of year to start thinking about the jobs that need to be done before the bad weather sets in. The picture above was taken in our garden on 28th September, a fine and sunny day and a long way from Winter - yet there are signs of Autumn all around us. The leaves are starting to fall, the flowers are dying back and the birds are eating lots of food again! even the picture tells a story, the Bee is slow and lethargic and the Sunflower is showing nearly all seeds are ready to drop - once the Bees have finished the birds can have...
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