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Spring is in full flow

It’s hard to believe that we’re already into week 4 of lockdown. Spring is everywhere, the butterflies and bees are busy dotting about, the cries of lambs echo all around the fields, pungent wild garlic permeates the air and that eye-popping acid green of new growth is bursting out all over.

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The lockdown has meant that I now have a lot more personal time than I’ve ever had before, it’s quite nice not going at a 100mph all the time. The days are noticeably much longer and I’m finding time to get out running every day as well as other pursuits like reading and crafting and I’ve also started making sourdough bread – things I’ve wanted to try for years but never seemed to get around to.

Of course, the garden is getting much more attention than usual. I’ve been digging out the veggie beds and enriching the soil ready to get planting. We’re still getting regular frosts but it won’t be long now. We’ve also got ourselves a new mini greenhouse so we can move seedlings out of the conservatory where they have a tendency to burn and completely dry out during these sunny days.

Gosh, I love this time of year and I’ve really enjoyed having the time to properly notice everything as well.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to all the amazing key workers that are putting themselves at risk every day while we stay home and safe.

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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