Frog Spawn!

The weather may still be very changeable, and the wind has been howling for several days, but the local frogs must certainly think it’s Spring, if the Frog Spawn that we spotted in the Pond this morning, is anything to go by!

Looking Forward

After the very short attempt at ‘Winter’, the sun is shining and it’s feeling very Spring-like. The tall conifer is absolutely covered in little red ‘lady-bird like’ cones and the pigeons are adoring the blossom on the Mirabelle Plum tree. Looking forward, many of the local attractions have started announcing their ‘Special events’ dates. The […]

Bertie the Black Cat

Bertie the, once very timid, black feral cat who adopted us last November has, over the intervening months, become very human-tolerating and has taken to following us around the garden with a “what you doin’?” type expression on his face. He also loves sitting any box he can find, so it was little surprise to […]

Open Gardens Weekend – 2nd & 3rd June 2018

We were delighted to be invited, once again, to take part in the Bressingham & Fersfield Open Gardens Weekend – Blooming Bressingham & Fragrant Fersfield on 2nd & 3rd June. It was held a little earlier than before this year which, as Spring had been delayed by the ‘Beast from the East’, presented a few […]

Snow!

After a few feeble attempts earlier this winter, the winter finally arrived on Tuesday. Initially we had about 3 inches of snow, but a further 7 inches arrived today making everything smooth and glistening in the intervals of bright sunshine between the ‘white-outs’. Fortunately we don’t have any guests due today and, as we didn’t […]

Happy Christmas

The leaves seemed to stay on the trees much later this year than previously, although that did give us the wonderful array of Autumnal colours for a longer than is sometimes the case. The October winds brought a great deal down but, as can be seen from this late November photo, many managed to cling […]

Fresh Apple Juice!

In my previous blog I mentioned the purchase of a Fruit Press. As is always the case, time passed and things happened (it’s good to be busy!) so it was only this week that we got around to trying it out. The wind has been strong recently, so we’ve been able to collect plentiful supplies […]

New Arrivals

After the excitement of the Tawny Owls fledging (see https://www.facebook.com/100006322028114/videos/1778990112321706/), things settled down to the usual summer routine, here at Inglewood House – longer days, adult birds bringing their youngsters to the feeders, young squirrels being shown around by their parents (with particular attention being given to the Walnut tree!), deer barking in the orchard […]

Of Birds & Bees

A couple of years ago we put up an Owl Box in the Oak tree at the bottom of the garden. I was specifically aimed at the Little Owls that we knew lived in and around that tree but it very soon became home to a family of squirrels instead! Although strongly secured, it blew […]