Monthly Archives: April 2009

Building a Testudarium – stage 1

I’ve started work on a Testudarium for Hermes. This will comprise an outdoor area and be connected to the greenhouse. Inside the greenhouse I’ll build an enclosure and Hermes will be able to move between the two via a small … Continue reading

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A bee-fly spotted in the garden for the first time

Today is a red-letter day. Bee-flies are a wonderful insect and herald the arrival of spring. Today is the first time I’ve seen a bee-fly in our garden. I even managed to get a picture. This is the bee-fly Bombylius … Continue reading

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Bird bonanza

The garden is slowly coming to life after a rather cold winter. Encouragingly we’ve had a lot more birds in the garden recently. In fact, just now, we had four species at the same time: Dunnock (Prunella modularis) Collared dove … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy…. if you want some really attractive early flowers that is. We’ve got both pink and white Honesty (Lunaria annua) growing and flowering in the wildflower meadow as this photograph just about shows: We’ve also got … Continue reading

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