Garden biodiversity

Nature doesn’t stop

By 30th March 2020 April 2nd, 2020 One Comment

For me an important part of keeping my general well-being healthy is strongly linked with my connection to nature. Being outside and noticing the song of earth and of spring awakening is a joy to witness. It certainly keeps my feet rooted to the ground and my heart open. I decided for my own pleasure really to keep a week long nature diary. Every day without fail nature shows up, and what better a time of year to capture an essence of that. This is my March collection. 🙏💚🙏

Day 1

Puff balls ready to realise their spores. Random fact, mushroom spores are omnipresent meaning we freely breath them in. We are all part mushroom!

Day 2

You can’t see it but there’s a red squirrel running up the tree. Faeries bonnet/fox gloves coming out and a remains of a giant puffball mushroom.

Day 3

Chaga growing in a birch tree. This fungus has wonderful health properties, check it out, and a wee primrose. Nature succeeds to thrive in the most unlikely places.

Day 4

Water droplets covered everything this morning. Moles busy tilling the earth. A dead and decomposing fox.

Day 5

Geese flying freely overhead, yellow flowers are celandines and the bonny pink ones are wild currants and one of the first things to flower in spring, great for the bumblebees which can wake up early.

Day 6

First dandelion of the season, remains of what I think has been a pigeon coming to the water for an early morning drink, amazing geometry in a thistle, fancy daffodils, catkins on hazel, bonny plant not sure what coming into bloom, first sign of yellow on the broom.

Day 7

Fallen polypore bracket fungus, rich colours on Berberis shrub and cigar on the cigar tree? Amethysts.

Carmen

Carmen

I am looking back considering when i first became interested in gardening. I remember as a child watching gardening programs with Percy Thrower, somehow that and show jumping were my two fave telly pastimes, even though we lived in a tenement block and never had a garden or a horse for that matter! It took until when I was in my 30's and moved into the country that my passion for gardens surfaced fully. Now I just love having a go at a haphazard approach to gardening. I am new to allotment keeping and am starting from scratch, no real plan other than trying to grow the things that I like so am just getting a few beds together and allowing it to develop and evolve over time, am playing at it really . . . . . . .

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