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Butterflies, Bees and Birds

It might not have the same ring to it but this is the order that I spotted the first of each of my eagerly-awaited arrivals this Spring. Beyond daffodils and lambs, these are the sightings that really make my heart sing and a sure sign that Spring really is here and the weather might finally start to buck up. Continue reading Butterflies, Bees and Birds

FREE Wildflower seeds from Grow Wild (& WIN a DSLR camera)

The lovely folks at Grow Wild UK are again giving away thousands of FREE wildflower seed kits to the people of the UK.

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There’s no catch (this campaign is funded by BIG Lottery Fund) and it just takes a minute to register and you will be sent wildflower seeds native to your country¬†that will attract bees, butterflies and insects and of course be beautiful too.

More information & claim your seeds here

Go get yours now!

#grewitmyselfie РYou can also win a digital SLR camera by posting a pic of you and your plants on social media Рmore info here (awesome hashtag!)

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Honey on-tap straight from the hive – this is amazing!

A friend recently sent me a link to an article about the Flow Hive and all I can say is ‘WOW’ and when can I get my hands on one?!

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I would love to keep bees however am a little wary, not least due to the fact I ended up in hospital after having a reaction to a wasp sting, albeit a good few years ago now.

This no-fuss hive pretty much looks after itself and to harvest the honey you literally do just turn on the tap.

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A backbreaking but satisfying afternoon in the garden

We decided to take a cheeky long weekend and get stuck into the gardening we missed out on after last weekend’s return of Winter weather.

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We had a ton of soil to move from the front of the cottage to the back garden, a job in itself. This year we ordered it from onlinesoil.co.uk – we certainly paid for the 20kg sack convenience and for the high quality (screened to 10mm) this time (last year we bought 3 x ton bags of standard top soil and the lorry couldn’t get close enough to deliver it where it was needed) but I think it’s well worth it, it feels, amazing and is a really rich dark brown – think our veggies will love it!

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