Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist

Today's photos were taken in yet another fabulous West Sussex garden: that surrounding Parham House near Storrington. Nestled beneath the brooding downs, and surrounded by flint walls and parkland, Parham is a magical - almost isolated - world of wonder. You can read more of my impressions on previous blogs inspired by visits to this …

Wizards’ Tree

Gardens Month Wildlife Wednesday Species Focus: Rowan One of the common messages we hear when discussing conservation and the environment is that we should be planting more trees. But how does this fit into the wildlife garden? Trees offer structure and shade to a garden. Many also have flowers and fruit, and their leaves are …

Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist

Time for my Gardens Month Friday Feature: The Gardening Tourist. Gardens are the prefect photographers canvas - with seasonal changes, colour, form and texture they are endlessly fascinating. In this series of blogs, each Friday through April I am going to share some of my favourite photos from special gardens I have visited in Sussex …

Spawned!

(A Gardens Month blog on Frogs and Toads) From jelly-like spawn, to wriggling tadpoles, and finally hopping croaking adult amphibians, the life story of frogs and toads is familiar to many of us from early childhood. Increasingly however, contact with nature is diminishing in children’s lives, and frogs and toads are struggling too. Ponds are …