June

June is the month of Midsummer, of long evenings and sun, flowers and picnics. It’s also my birthday this month, so of course there will be cake! All of spring builds towards June, the mid point of our calendars, the longest day and shortest night, the pinnacle of growth and canopy. The oak leaves are …

Pond-tastic!

I love ponds; I can stare into them for hours. I have very fond memories of pond dipping events with visiting school groups or families when I worked at an RSPB reserve, and before that of being one of the school kids myself; eager and curious. A pond of my own has been a dream …

Wild Does The Wind Blow

Creative Ways to Use Storm Damage in The Wildlife Garden They say every cloud has a silver lining. If you’re currently bailing out floodwaters or searching for temporary accommodation whilst your roof is fixed, then, understandably, you might not be thinking along those lines (and I genuinely send heartfelt hopes that order can be restored …

Welcome February

At long last we have reached the end of January. I try hard not to wish the year away, but along with many people, I do find January drags its heals and squashes my inspiration and get-up-and-go. February. Somehow even the word seems to hold more promise than its predecessor. We think of snowdrops and …