Monthly Archives: February 2008

First frog spawn of 2008

Few events can herald the arrival of spring like the appearance of frog spawn. Our pond received its first clump of wild frog spawn last year but we’ve yet to see any adult frogs (Rana temporaria) in our garden despite … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle visits Bristol

Over the last two nights V and I have really enjoyed going out into the garden and watching the Space Shuttle Atlantis fly past. I must admit I was surprised when I found out that the Space Shuttle would be … Continue reading

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Has spring sprung?

An exciting day in the garden today. We’ve now got five crocuses in bloom (four yellow and one purple) and they’re really cheering up our view of the garden. Also, for the first time, I saw a robin (Erithacus rubecula) … Continue reading

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More birds in the garden

I cleaned out the bird’s peanut feeder this weekend and also replenished the seed feeders. We still don’t have a vast number of birds visiting the garden but the numbers are increasing. Regular visitors now include wood pigeons (Columba palumbus), … Continue reading

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Nice bush

The Camelia outside the front of our house puts on a great display every year. On cold February mornings it’s a really cheerful sight. It’s also a fabulous plant to have around for the insects since, at this time of … Continue reading

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