Thursday, 21 March 2013

Marsh harrier - a rare visitor

We have only ever had a couple of sightings of marsh harrier from our garden in the sixteen years we have lived here - so today is a very special day, it is also a very cold, dark, dreary day and the marsh harrier chose to hunt the far side of the common so these pictures are not great but at least I managed to get some pictures this time!

Saturday, 2 March 2013


It may have felt like a very cold long winter but in a small patch of my garden it has been Spring since October! - that is when these primroses started flowering and they are still in flower now!

My original two clumps of primroses had produced numerous seedlings which were growing up through the 'lawn' I use that word very loosely, anyway early last summer I re -positioned some of these seedlings down one side of our small bank and now I have a wonderful show of pale yellow, this year I will plant up the other side and hope to enjoy a similar success in the Autumn.