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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30dayswild day 12- a closer look at bees

Today has been all about bees. I tried, unsuccessfully, to fit in some wild time at lunchtime, ending up instead in a very municipal park, devoid of flowers, just brown grass, an empty playground, a couple of trees, several rooks and me. A place I won't be visiting again. My day improved when I arrived …

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30 days wild day 4- adding a bee waterer to the garden

Our small garden attracts lots of bees during the summer, so one of my aims during 30dayswild is to add some more features to make the garden even more friendly for them. I’m also going to be spending some time trying to identify how many different species of bees we have visiting, and what they …

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