#30dayswild Day 14 identifying the wild flowers in the lawn

One of the challenges for 30 days wild was to identify a wildflower, as we've been letting the front lawn grow wild there was more than one to find a name for.  So, I spent a little while giving the neighbours something to talk about crawling round on the front lawn, in the drizzle, checking …

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#30dayswild Day 2- visitors in the garden

At work today I received an exciting text message from my husband, "two of the starlings are on our feeder!" it said. We've noticed a group of starlings on the roof of nearby houses in the last few days, but this was the first time either of us had ever seen them in the garden. That brings our total garden bird list to 14 species, not too bad for a small garden in a very new housing estate.

30dayswild day 29- completing our pollinator border project and greening the fence

One day left to go of the 30 days wild challenge, and our pollinator border project is complete! We’ve halved the size of the lawn in our garden, adding extra border along two sides of it, which we have filled with pollinator friendly plants. There are a variety of herbs, borage, evening primrose, geranium, papaver, …

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Days 25-28 of 30 days wild- night paddling, wildlife gardening, goldfinches, wildlife books and a day unplugged

The last few days the weather has been beautiful. I've been outside pottering in the garden and enjoying the summer and have not wanted to turn on the computer once I've arrived home from work in the evening. I guess that fits quite well with the #30dayswild ethos, but it's meant that the blogging has …

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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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30 days wild- a look back at Week 2 and the benefits of the 30dayswild challenge

We’re now almost half way through our 30 days wild challenge. We’ve had a busy week at work, but have found time to fit in wild moments and to start a project to mark our 30dayswild challenge. I’ve been taking a closer look at the Wildlife Trust’s suggestions for 101 Random Acts of Wildness, and …

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30 days wild day 14- wild projects to mark our 30dayswild challenge   

After Phil extended our flower beds yesterday, we have reviewed the way we have the garden set up and have decided that we do not need such a big lawn. Today we marked out the edge of what will be our new lawn area- just big enough for us to sit on the ground with …

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