Monthly Archives: January 2012

Bees and food – an excellent combination

Permaculture – Graham Bell, The Permaculture Way : Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing … Continue reading

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Sparrowhawk

Sunday January 8th. I got up early to listen to our weekly programme about nature and the environment. It is a very educational programme and it has been aired for decades. Enjoying breakfast and a delicious cup of organic tea … Continue reading

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De bijvriendelijke tuin

Onze biodiversiteit gaat achteruit. Soms kan al dit negatieve nieuws een mens van zijn stuk brengen. Over de achteruitgang van de bijen horen we ook alarmerende berichten. Aangezien zij een grote bijdrage leveren aan onze voedselvoorziening maken veel mensen zich … Continue reading

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Helping the bees

Our biodiversity is in decline. ¬†Often the news can be overwhelming and worrying. Many of our pollinators are also in decline. As they are vital for our food supply, people are getting really worried. The use of pesticides and the … Continue reading

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My hedgerow, hawthorns and the hidden world

Photo: Greater stitchwort I am fortunate i live in a town with lots of green and a large variety of trees and shrubs. It was actually one of the reasons i bought this house. The joy of riding your bicycle … Continue reading

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A winter’s day

Winter so far has been quite mild. Unlike last year, the Bramblings have not showed up yet. The Greenfinches are all the more accompanied by their cousins the chaffinches. The bird feeders are full and attracts lots of songbirds. Dunnocks … Continue reading

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