Author Archives: Kieren

New butterfly recorded in the garden

Whilst working in the garden today I was lucky enough to see a species of butterfly new to our garden. I saw two male Ringlets (Aphantopus hyperantus) fluttering around. I did my best but wasn’t able to get a great … Continue reading

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New raised bed

I’ve now finished the first of the new raised beds near our patio. The plan is to build three beds in total and also clad the steps.

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Green roof update

Our green roof seems to be doing ok. The plants are certainly spreading well and many are now flowering:

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Summer work and summer chafers

I’ve now started work on the raised beds and steps closest to the house. I’m planning to build the beds out of fence posts and deck boards. We’re also going to clad our “feature sleeper steps” (estate agent speak) since … Continue reading

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Flowering Rush flowers

We’ve got a flowering rush in our pond but, I think, it’s the first year it’s actually flowered. It’s pretty spectacular and has a great scientific name to boot – Butomus umbellatus

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