Six on Saturday 12th June

Another week has come and gone, and Saturday is upon us once more. I, along with many other intrepid bloggers, will be embarking on another Six on Saturday, led as ever by the fearless Propagator. The weather is warming up properly now, with the nights being predictably mild, and the days being anywhere between mild …

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Tree Following – June 2021

It’s difficult to believe that it has already been a month since the last Tree Following. Even more hard to fathom, is that we’re into the sixth month of following our Avenue of Lime Trees. Without further ado: Leaves and Flowers I’ll start with a couple of comparisons between January and June (not from exactly …

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Six on Saturday 5th June

Good morning! Welcome to another Six on Saturday; whereupon, in conjunction with The Propagator and chums, I shall commence an examination of Six Things that I found in my garden. 1. Lithodora diffusa (Thanks Gill!) This one seems right at home in a slightly shaded aspect of the owl-pine garden. It has spread quite a …

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Corydalis Tubers

Most of the tuberous Corydalis have headed back underground for the year. A notable exception is Corydalis vittae, which dances to it’s own tune and is still in seed production mode. My focus is now turning more and more to the Dicentras and herbaceous Corydalis. The Dicentras are in fine fettle, and the Corydalis are …

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Six on Saturday 29th May

Good morning and welcome to another Six on Saturday. Today is a quick one, but never fear: more Six on Saturdays are available over at The Propagator. Congratulations to him, by the way; he did a 100km run last weekend. Read all about it here. Without further ado: 1. Slime Nothing beats a fresh slug …

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Six on Saturday 22nd May

It’s Six on Saturday time once again! The Propagator will be hosting all manner of bloggy-types, so pop over there to take in the sights and sounds of people being all Six-y on a Saturday. As far as I’m concerned, things are pretty busy in a gently-ticking-along sort of way. Bustling along might be an …

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Six on Saturday 15th May

Good morning, welcome to another Six on Saturday. The Propagator, the original Six-er, will be hosting a whole variety of SoS posts, so do pop over and take a look. For my part, everything is a little on the busy side, as is the way of things at this time of year. I’m just about …

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Middleton Lakes Nature Reserve

Last Sunday, we managed to drag ourselves away from the garden and allotment to venture into the world outside. Our chosen destination was an RSBP reserve just North of Birmingham, bordering with Staffordshire: Middleton Lakes. As luck would have it, it turned out to be a fine day; the previous day was pretty stormy, but …

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Tree Following – May 2021

Believe it or not, a month has passed since the last Tree Following post; this means another quick jaunt round to Rookery Park to take in the progress of our Avenue of Limes. To find out more about Tree Following, click on the image below. Last Saturday (8th May) had been very wet and wild, …

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