Author Archives: Catherine

Tree Following: September 2015

For more information on Tree Following, take a look at Loose and Leafy. It’s been a busy summer and mostly not for good reasons. My mum’s been in hospital for over a month. She has dementia (among other things) and, … Continue reading

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Tree Following July 2015

Tree following was dreamed up by Lucy at Loose and Leafy, where you will find lots of links to other bloggers taking part. Last month my post was too late to put my link on Loose and Leafy, but it’s … Continue reading

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Tree Following June 2015 / #30DaysWild Day 15

I have to confess I forgot all about my tree and missed Lucy’s Tree Following window this month. This morning I decided to walk the dog along that route and take some up to date photos of my hawthorn’s progress. The … Continue reading

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#30DaysWild Day 14 – Allotment

I didn’t manage anything especially wild for yesterday’s 30 Days Wild, but this afternoon was spent weeding the allotment, a long overdue and very satisfying task. We weeded 4 out of our 13 raised beds and I then pottered around, … Continue reading

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#30DaysWild Day 12 – Ruislip Woods

For Day 12 of 30 Days Wild I went for a walk in Ruislip Woods. I think I’ve blogged about the woods before – one of the best things about north west London. There’s always something interesting to see and … Continue reading

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#30DaysWild Day 11 – Wild Flowers

Yesterday, for Day 11 of 30 Days Wild I took a walk around the wild flower area at the garden where I work, Chenies Manor. This was sown in March, and is around a third of an acre in total. … Continue reading

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#30DaysWild Day 10 – Watching Bumblebees

For Day 10 of 30 Days Wild I watched hundreds of bumblebees collecting pollen and nectar from catmint flowers (Nepeta faassenii ‘Six Hills Giant’). I made a little video on my phone which I hope gives an an idea of … Continue reading

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