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My Garden Journal 2017 – November

The penultimate visit to my garden journal for 2017 is here – hope you enjoy it. I began by referring back to a development we started in the garden back in September which we finished off in November. We are … Continue reading

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Hide’n’squeak in the allotments!

We are developing ever closer links with our county’s wildlife trust, the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and our allotment community gardens at Bowbrook. (see website http://www.bowbrookallotments.co.uk and shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk) This year on the day of our NGS Yellow Book Gardens Open Day … Continue reading

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A Morning at the Allotments – Checking the Bird Boxes

We usually check out the bird boxes around the allotment site in late autumn but as the autumn and early winter were so wet and windy we didn’t fancy using the ladder on the soft, waterlogged ground. Eventually in mid-January … Continue reading

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Our First Woodland Walk of the Autumn – Part Three

We begin part three just as we draw close to the lake itself. The trees dripped with more moss and the fungi seemed to get more colourful.   We reached the lakeside where we found the calm surface created the clearest … Continue reading

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Our First Woodland Walk for Autumn – Part One

When the winter weather gets a bit grim for too many days in a row it is good to look back and remember good days out. We look forward to our woodland walks each autumn. This year we started early … Continue reading

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New Wildlife Pictures for the Allotments

We have an interest trail on our allotment site with accompanying trail guide and also several quizzes for different ages of children. For one quiz we challenge the children to follow our trail keeping an eye out for the pictures … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Delights – The Dorothy Clive Garden

Whenever we have friends and family staying with us we take them to our favourite places, usually gardens, arboreta or special patches of countryside and of course to our favourite coffee shop with the biggest most luscious cakes. If it … Continue reading

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