30dayswild day 18- a new visitor to the garden and an evening on Chobham Common

Phil (my husband) was working from home again today, and while hanging out the washing at lunchtime, noticed something land in our plum tree out of the corner of his eye. Backing into the house so as not to startle the visitor, he was delighted to see that it was a great tit sitting in …

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30dayswild day 17- meditating by the river and watching the clouds

One of the major benefits of 30dayswild for me is that it has prompted me to take a proper lunch break at least a couple of days a week. To escape from the office and away from my desk. Lunchtime today found me back in my new favourite park (Sutherland Grange) eating my lunch by …

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30dayswild day 16- red kites overhead, lunch in the wild, cooking in the sunshine and standing up for wildlife.

I managed to fit in quite a lot of wild today, despite working a full day. I escaped to Sutherland Grange at lunchtime, the great park and nature reserve I found earlier in the challenge, where I read my wild book (Coastlines by Patrick Barkham)  while lunching next to the river. At one point a …

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30dayswild Day 15- Following a bee or three

Tonight, after the excitement of Garter Day in Windsor, we came home, I changed out of my posh frock and we got back down to turf removal and planting, to add more pollinator friendly plants to the garden. Tonight we planted cornflowers, more snapdragons and oregano, and cleared more turf ready for further  planting. I …

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