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We are running out of storage space, so Jackie and I visited David Fergusson’s House Clearance shop in Highcliffe, where we bought three chests of drawers which will be delivered next week. 439 more words

In and out the shady bluebells

Thursday 17th April 2014

It’s that time of year again when the bluebells are in flower, so it was time to head out the the bluebell woods with the camera today. 336 more words


The Bluebell Woods

One of the real treasures of the springtime in the British Isles must surely be when the bluebells carpet the floor of our ancient woods. Bluebells (or wild hyacinths) are a feature of woodlands which are virtually unknown in other parts of Europe. 57 more words

Wild Places

Signs of Spring: Flowers on the Clifton Washland

The meadows of the Clifton Washland are starting to flower with marsh marigold, lady’s smock, wood anemone and dandelions adding a splash of colour. Few people realise that there are 232 different ‘microspecies’ of… 84 more words

Wildlife Report

Wood Anemones

If you asked me to name my favourite bird you would be unlikely to get the same answer twice.  At the moment I am waiting for the arrival of the first swallow, so that would probably be high on my list but, when I see a barn owl it raises hairs on the back of my neck, the flash of a kingfisher always leaves me elated, and I never tire of watching a kestrel hovering in the wind.   150 more words

Spring day in the garden

What a difference does a week make. What a difference does a couple of days make.

Last week cold, the following days each day getting colder, mid-week frost in the morning and very cold nights. 35 more words


Spring Ephemerals

Spring ephemerals.  I love this name.  It makes me think of wildflowers and dragonflies.  Tissue paper and birthdays.  Raindrops and  moonlight.  The name refers to those short-lived spring flowers that make a momentary yet glorious appearance in the early spring and go dormant in the summer.   572 more words