Spring Onions 

I never throw spring onions away at this time of the year . When they’re a bit tired and wilted . I pot them up . Then once they’ve grown enough roots plant them in the garden . The leaves are still good on salads . The bees love the flowers .and then I will have seeds to grow more spring onions throughout the summer .

Himalayan Balsam 

This invasive plant was introduced in the 18 hundreds . They were brought over as an ornamental flower as they were cheap and easy to propagate . It’s becoming a serious threat as it attracts our bees and stops them pollinating our native crops and flowers .

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They are also ruining our streams and rivers as they loosen up the banks as they rot down , making them corrode away .

I urge you all to please if you see them whilst out and about on your walks , to pull them up .

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Try and do it early summer before they set seed as they are spreading quickly

Starlings 

Well the starlings are back and very busy . They’ve wasted no time in tucking into my mealworms . Mealworms are a popular choice of food at this time of year for most birds . Guess it’s a bit like a takeaway for them .” Fly through ” easy and convenient . Hopefully I will get some youngster shots soon .

Why not try and put some mealworms out this weekend ?

Wildlife Camera Sightings

So finally got back from Devon and what’s the first thing I want to do ? You’ve guessed it … look and see what my camera has captured! Well here goes …. Wildcameraa wood pigeon Wildcameraa squirrel Wildcameraa magpie Wildcamerathe usual suspect cat , I wonder what he’s up to ? WildcameraAnd at last- the one I was hoping for… a fox! WildcameraWildcameraWe’ve reset the camera at a different angle in the hope of getting more close-ups and clearer pictures of these lovely animals…watch this space!