This Week…March 5th

Wildlife Garden – Disaster strikes. My worries about the Kestrel have been confirmed – yesterday afternoon a Kestrel zoomed around the house, flew into the window and landed on the path. It flew off after a few seconds with a small bird in its claws. My only...
This Week…February 9th

This Week…February 9th

Rain, rain and more rain! Will it ever stop? There are lots of jobs waiting to be done in the garden, but the constant rain is making everything so difficult. Luckily this week we have had two reasonable days which meant that a friend and her two boys could come and...

This Week… 15 March 2013

Tulips from Amsterdam All of the family set off for Amsterdam last weekend, with the intention of going to the famous Keukenhof gardens outside Amsterdam. Sadly it was not to be because there were no tulips at the gardens. We decided not to go to Keukenhof, but stay...

A New Broom!

Brooms (Cytisus) have been flowering for some weeks now, the small pea like flowers emitting a sweet scent. The plants have green narrow whippy stems and are usually deciduous or semi- evergreen. Our native broom is Cytisus scoparius which grows about 6ft tall and has...