Month: January 2016

Big Garden Birdwatch

We had a lovely time watching the birds in our garden when we took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. The kids and I set up our birdwatching station in front of the french windows, where we had a great view of the garden. We had comfy cushions, binoculars and bird books, as well as the checklist… Read more →

January: What To Do Now

Winter landed here in a big way last week and we woke up to some stunningly beautiful frosts, the ground sparkly white, and plants and trees coated in a thick dusting of frosty crystals. I couldn’t resist wasting five vital minutes of school run time taking photos! It’s milder this week, the sun is out and we’ve got our blue, blue… Read more →

D is for Digging (and Depression)

Digging is powerful therapy for me, and I could certainly do with some of that at the moment. Depression wouldn’t be in most people’s gardening alphabet. But perhaps there are more of us depressed gardeners out there than I think. It’s at this time of year, in mid-winter, that I often feel bad. The ghost at the door hovers closer and… Read more →