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Hedgehog rescue/incarceration

The behaviour of the small hedgehog (henceforward “Sebastian”) is noteworthy. After Saturday’s scare, I noticed that it was out again at teatime yesterday. It was foraging quite normally (if a little early) so ignored it. This morning at 8.30 I … Continue reading

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The garden today

I suppose the good thing about this wet summer is that the blueberry harvest is well into double digits and the hydrangea in shallow soil is blooming unusually well. I have already begun harvesting the apples. The squirrel has already … Continue reading

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Bullfinch

Mrs Bullfinch on the feeder. She’s almost too big to fit between the bars. Last year I had to rescue one that got stuck.

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Hedgehog “rescue”

This afternoon there was a small hedgehog in the garden – no bigger than my hand. It was snuffling around quite happily, I thought. I went out to drop a trail of sunflower seeds close to it, then retreated indoors … Continue reading

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The garden today

Since returning home, I have spent 2 days picking and freezing currants and berries, mowing the lawn and tending the vegetable beds. There hasn’t been the explosion of growth I had expected: I swear the broccoli plants are no bigger … Continue reading

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Foxgloves

So pleasing to the eye. Every so often a bloom quivers and a bee reverses out.

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