Friday, 17 May 2019

Seen my first fox in the garden just as the sky darkened and threatened rain.

She looked in perfect condition and definitely acted as if she owned this space.

May have to reconsider the idea of keeping chickens!

Tuesday, 14 May 2019


The starlings have arrived!

All was quiet in the hidden garden until the mob of rowdy youngsters barged in.

Shiny, iridescent green, chattering at the top of their scratchy voices.Full of raw energy.

Bullying each other for their favoured perch, the smaller birds long gone.

All rough and tumble around the feeder until suddenly they're off in a swirl of wings, leaving the garden strangely quiet!

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A whole new project ahead....

First things first, we installed our two beehives in orchid paradise.

Timed perfectly for an explosion of blossom.

Prepared the first no dig vegetable bed to start things growing.

Sheep arrived yesterday to graze the meadows except the wildflower patch which is still full of bluebells, cuckoo flower and cow parsley.

Garden birds fill the trees. 2 casualties so far; one sparrow hawk & one perfect sparrow!


Monday, 6 June 2016

Must get blogging again!
Stopped in our tracks by a flying stag beetle.
Inelegant in the air but so amazing on the ground.
It struggled to pack away its delicate orange wings, like stuffing a parachute back in its bag.
Then trundled off to find a mate.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Autumn is truly upon us, disturbed a pipistrelle bat and a wren sharing sanctuary in the church porch

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The lavender is heavy with bees. The bumble bees seem to be the first to rise in the morning, followed soon by the honey bees and finally any number of different butterflies.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Went swimming with newts. The lazy warm water was thick with living things. A single hawker made eye contact as he patrolled his territory.

Swallows chatter in conversation on the telegraph wires.