January Flicks

28th January 2018 – the first day I officially felt the first sings of Spring. I’ve seen a few snowdrops dotted around, but today I spotted crocuses as well. My hyacinths have bloomed and with the window thrown open today it smelt like Spring was in the air. This January there’s been a sprinkling of…

August Flicks

It hasn’t felt a lot like August this month; so many grey days. When the sun has come out though, it’s been perfect. I’ve had some great days out this month, rolling around in the grass chasing after butterflies. I picked up an excellent book by the Berks, Bucks and Ox Wildlife Trust at a…

April Flicks

We are now firmly into Spring. The sun is out, and our gardens and countryside have sprung back into life – barely recognisable from their barren winter state just a few months previous. You’ll see plenty of butterflies now the flowers are out. So far this month I’ve seen: Orange Tips Brimstones Peacocks A Red…

March Flicks

Spring has sprung!! Get out there, soak up some sunshine. March is such a hopeful month; first the crocuses, then daffodils and then ending with glorious magnolias and blossoms. March often holds the first ‘jumper off’ day of the year- though I’ve yet to brave it thanks to a horrid cold. Below are some flicks…

February: What Grows?

… more than January! The snowdrops will be out in greater numbers, as will the winter aconite and cyclamen. Crocus’ will also start to push through, all showing that winter’s grip is loosening. What a¬†welcome site..   Crocuses being grown outside will only just be opening towards the end of February. I actually like them…

February Flicks

Flicks from the month of February, with some links to beautiful walking locations in the South West.

January: What Grows?

…. more than you’d expect. January can have its own beautiful array of plants and flowers, if you know what to keep your eye out for. For me, the most spectacular is ‘witch hazel’ (Hamamelis). There are plenty of varieties with variations in size and colour. They also have an amazing scent which fills the…