Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sex and the Country

Perhaps this week’s title should’ve been sex and the single frog. All of a sudden the western and southern pond margins have been turned into tapioca. There’s frog spawn as far as the eye can see – and – if … Continue reading

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Spring Bulbs and the Gardener’s Psyche

It’s not at all unusual for winter to give an unsolicited December-style encore in March. In the past these late spells of frost and snow had me climbing the wall with frustration as they nearly always came hot on the … Continue reading

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Otters, Owls and Shooting Stars

This, I’m sure, has been the longest winter since I moved to the Shetland Islands half a lifetime ago. It’s also been one of those winters I remember only too well from the 1990s – months of gales and an … Continue reading

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Introduction

  This blog has had a lengthy gestation phase, longer than those of elephants and whales, but now it’s time to go into labour. First of all, a heart-felt welcome to my old faithfuls, who know what to expect from … Continue reading

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