Blue Tit Big Brother

And other stories from the garden

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Spring is on its way

It’s been a warm sunny day and there are plenty of signs of spring in the garden. The end of the garden is full of primroses and there are at least eight frogs hanging about in the pond, and masses of frog spawn. As yet there is no nesting activity going on in the nest […]

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Around the garden

Time for an update on the rest of the garden… The mini-meadow is still not a blaze of beautiful wild flowers, but it’s a lot better than it was last year. There’s clearly a lot of different species of something in there—it’s just that it’s mostly leaves at the moment, so I’ve no idea what […]

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The garden is flourishing and the wildlife is moving in. This hedgehog appears to have taken up residence—he spent the morning asleep under the young cherry tree. He moved under the hedge pretty swiftly when the nephews arrived and were peering at him a bit closely. There are plenty of frogs in the pond. Most […]

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The garden develops

Things are starting to look great in the garden now. The brown mess that was the lawn after it had been scarified is now lush and green, and the new area of lawn is starting to look a bit like a lawn. The wild flower meadow has been a little disappointing. We’ve had no flowers, […]

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The garden makeover

The blue tits continue to pay regular visits to the blue tit big brother house, but just like the real big brother they rarely do anything interesting or different to the things we’ve already seen. There’s certainly no sign of nesting, and given that it got down to -7°C last night, that’s hardly surprising! It’s […]

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A day in the garden

We spent the day working in our newly laid out garden today. We had a bunch of plants to plant in the bog garden, and a Victoria plum tree up at the end of the lawn. We’ve got a little seating area on decking right at the bottom of the garden, in what will be […]

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