Insect Armageddon

Insect Armageddon

National Nest Box Week starts tomorrow. This annual event encourages us to head out and hang up a new nest box, so that our favourite garden birds have somewhere to raise a family. It’s one thing that may help slow their decline. Whilst we have been bombarded...
The elephant (hawk moth) in the garden

The elephant (hawk moth) in the garden

I wilt faster than my plants in the heat, so I haven’t been spending much time in the garden during this heatwave. Most nights we get the hosepipe out and water, to stop plants shrivelling from drought. We haven’t had any significant rain in weeks, and...
Back to my roots

Back to my roots

After a week trapped inside by work, on Saturday morning I happily pottered around the garden for several hours. I started in the front garden, cutting back the comfrey and stuffing it into buckets to make liquid feed, since the flowers have faded to the point where...