And the rain goes on….Day 16 of 30 Days Wild

Day 16 of 30 Days Wild is a quick look at how all the rain we have been having is impacting on the garden. The rain is still here and the garden is getting rather soggy now. Some of my plants seem to be loving it like my Alpines, Mint and my Potatoes. Others like…

The Naturalist Bookworm -Day 15 of 30 Days Wild

Day 15 of 30 Days Wild is looking at literature on nature. With the miserable rain outside making exploring the outdoors a bit soggy I thought today I’d look at my new book. Last weekend I bought Chris Packham’s new book ‘Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir’ after hearing Chris reading excerpts from the…

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring… Day 14 of 30 Days Wild

Day 14 of 30 Days Wild is about the rain we have been having. After a very dry May it seems like ages since we have had any rain. The last few days have changed that! A large amount of rain can play havoc on our gardens, my wild patch of long grass looks like…

Looking Back to Spring – Day 13 of 30 Days Wild

Day 13 of 30 Days Wild is not so much about the now, it’s more about looking back to Spring when it all began. We start looking forward to Spring in the Autumn when we plant up our bulbs. At that point Spring seems months away, and with the arrival of Winter our longing to…

A Wedding at Wasing Park – Day 12 of 30 Days Wild

This weekend I have been down in Berkshire attending the wedding of my university friend Sarah. Not only was it a wonderful occasion to see Sarah and her husband, but also my uni friends Sophie and Lyndsey. Day 12 of 30 Days Wild is all about the wedding venue Wasing Park and the beautiful surroundings….

Pitmedden Garden – National Trust for Scotland – Day 11 of 30 Days Wild

Day 11 of 30 Days Wild is all about my recent trip to National Trust for Scotland property Pitmedden Gardens, based a stones throw away from village Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. When I was young we were always members of the National Trust for Scotland and my mum would often take me to visit castles in the summer holidays. Back…

June in the Garden – Day 10 of 30 Days Wild

This time of year I love walking around my garden and seeing how everything is progressing. One moment you are waiting for the buds to develop, the next there is a floral explosion. My Day 10 of 30 Days Wild is a look at how things are coming along, and this is only the beginning. Lots…

The Everyday Journey- Day 7 of 30 Days Wild

Today is Day 7 of 30 Days Wild and I am going to blog about something we all do, put simply it is the everyday journey, the commute to work. So many of us walk to work and go the same route each time. After a while you shut off and seem to go on…