Monthly Archives: June 2008

Meadow begins to sprout

In early May, I sowed our wildflower meadow. The plants are all now sprouting:

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Summer flowers

For the first time our native honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) has flowered: The Betony (Stachys officinalis) I planted late last year has also flowered: At the back of the pond the yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) is also now in flower:

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First gherkin

Our first gherkin has appeared in the greenhouse. I’ve tried growing gherkins before but not had much luck. I’m hoping that the greenhouse will help produce a bumper crop this year. The variety we’re growing is called Adam F1.

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Tadpole update 6 – final froglets numbers

We released our first froglet on the 5th May and over the last few weeks we’ve been releasing froglets on a daily basis. Sometimes we’ve released froglets in the morning and the evening as they’ve been developing so quickly. I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd birthday pond!

Today is the third birthday for our pond. It seems amazing that it was three years ago today that we first turned on the tap and filled the pond. I’m still stunned at the impact the pond has had on … Continue reading

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