Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

2017 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Cottingley fairies story, a hoax which entrances the UK to this day. Cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright faked photos of fairies at the bottom of the garden, intended to be a practical joke on their grown-ups....
And so I planted the garlic

And so I planted the garlic

I felt like spending some time outside on Sunday morning. This was the salad bed when I went out – a chaotic jumble of plants, most on their last legs. I cleared it all out, and was rewarded with several carrots, a small beetroot, a little tuft of kale and some leaf...
The garden won’t stop flowering

The garden won’t stop flowering

I haven’t spent a lot of time in the garden recently (that seems to be my refrain this year!). I keep nipping out to fill up the bird feeders, but that’s about as far as it gets. To be honest, I am suffering under the deluge of hate and horror that’s been in the news...
The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

One of the stories that I read as a child that has stayed with me is The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. For a long time I had a copy on my bookshelf, but when I had the urge to read it last week I discovered that was no longer the case. Fortunately it’s...
We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

Ryan and I watched the first episode of Blue Planet 2 yesterday. David Attenborough is at the helm for another series showing the awe and wonder of the natural world, using clever camera work, an intrepid crew and the occasional parlour trick to show us things we...

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