Homage to Giverny and Monet :- Impressionistic Planting and Diversity


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It seems the appropriate time to write a post with this title, since it was 8 years ago, in the first week of May on a hot sunny day, that we visited the garden of artist Claude Monet at Giverny. … Continue reading

One Man’s Trash; Nine Wild Plants; and Weather.


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“Dewi‘‘ the cuckoo should have stayed in Cameroon. After getting a mention in my last blog for making it back to the UK ahead of the 5 tagged birds from East Anglia on April 16th, Dewi wasn’t heard again until … Continue reading

Returns from Africa; Tulips; Clouds, Blues and Stones.


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A special day last week when on the 16th, whilst concentrating on some log splitting, I picked up a faint but distinctive sound from the far side of the valley. And paused. Was it a cuckoo? As is often the … Continue reading