Monthly Archives: April 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

The duck has gone. I didn’t see her go, but I think she hatched out all her eggs. ¬†When she was briefly away from the nest I saw a small head poking out. When they went on their Great Trek … Continue reading

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A Sitting Duck

Our garden is definitely wildlife-friendly. A bit too friendly at times – I speak of rabbits, moles and cabbage white butterflies. Companionable robins and aphid-munching ladybirds are welcome, as are most other life forms. Just at the moment we have … Continue reading

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A Visitor from Outer Space

Salad for supper tonight. Assorted green leaves grown in the greenhouse from mixed seed sown in an old washing up bowl in January. I drilled holes in the bottom of the bowl and it makes an ideal container. I also … Continue reading

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Primulas with Hats

Last year I sowed some seeds of Primula¬†‘Wanda Red Form’. They turned out to have dark leaves and cherry-red flowers, and eventually I had about 20 plants which I over-wintered in pots. Last week I planted them in the raised … Continue reading

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