Category Archives: Wildlife

Happy spring

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Whether it’s your Easter, or just a Sunday. I just wanted to say have a ‘happy day!’

Take time today to enjoy the flowers, plants, insects, animals and people you share this planet with.

This blog is now a year old, thank you for taking the time to share it with me.

Much love to you and yours.

Vix…xxx

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Globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are drunk…

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I can only assume my Artichokes are drunk! I have a raised bed which is stuffed with them, I like to grow them for the bees, which adore the huge flowers in summer. Massive purple thistle like heads open up around July time. They are so massive they look like they are straight from Jurassic times. I can only assume it’s been so mild this winter they think it’s early summer and have grown their huge buds early!

I hope this won’t affect the plants through the year, I’m not entirely sure what to do. They have been there for about 8 years so maybe with age they get confused. It could be time to sow some more incase they die this year? Have you noticed anything odd in your garden or plot, would love to hear from you.

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Very Odd

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A butterfly just decided to fly into our kitchen – In January?

Flowers are still flowering from last year, what on earth is going on?

Usually in January everything is pretty much dead or sleeping. It’s a very different January indeed.

Please bare in mind I don’t live in an area that is normally associated with mild weather. The North West of England is wet and cold mostly all year round, expect for our ‘one week of summer’.

Well people who say the climate isn’t changing really need to travel more and see what’s going on around the world as this, my friend, isn’t normal at all!

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A home for wildlife

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As promised I have turned my old shed and the surrounding areas into a little spot for wildlife to live. Winter is on it’s way and we should make a little home for those creatures that really do silently help us out in our gardens.

Most of these tiny guys creep around at night eating our slugs and snails, and just make our lives better without ever asking for a thank you.

Well here is my thank you, Mrs Hedgehog, Mr Toad find a quiet spot, little ladybird bed down and relax, you are very welcome on my plot…

Have a restful and warm winter little ones, and hopefully I will see you in spring! Xxx