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    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Ask any gardener why they garden and mental well-being will be high up on the list. Perhaps not stated so overtly, perhaps paraphrased, but no doubt an acknowledged, perennial driver for this popular pastime. Gardening is good for our mental well being - we gardeners know this intimately through personal experience.

  2. One of the first things I did when we moved here was plant a ‘pollinator bed’, designed to offer as long a season of pollen and nectar as possible to insects. It also provides a small source of water, bare earth and place to nest and overwinter, (although the ‘hive’ pictured below is just emblematic and is in fact a wormery).

  3. The Entrance to the Maternity Chamber

    In a brief visit home this winter the garden looked a little sad. Or perhaps it was simply reflecting my own feelings at having been apart from it for so long. It was showing so few of the marks I’d made in earnest in the seasons that went before. 

    But the badgers seemed happy! I counted more than ten sett entrances, including outliers, all of which showed recent signs of activity.