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 […]

Happy New Year

Firstly, let me wish all our guests past and present a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Today, after the misty and murky weather over the Christmas period, 2017 is greeted by beautiful sunny scenes over the Waveney valley as I look out of our office window – very promising for the year ahead. […]

Nature studies at Inglewood House – What a Hoot!

This year has been a very good one both for the crops in the fields surrounding Inglewood House and for the birds nesting in the trees, hedges and boxes in the garden – we have seen plenty of fledgling Blue-tits, Goldfinches, Greenfinches and Blackbirds being brought to our various feeding stations by their grateful parents […]

Open Gardens and Smokie the Cat

As I sit at my PC writing this blog another of the thundery deluges we have been having this week carries on outside and I am joined by the newest member of our family – sitting on my lap and purring loudly. Smokie the cat started off in our garden as a feral who tentatively […]

Spring has Sprung

Spring has definitely sprung in Inglewood House’s garden – and the grass has risen enough to need cutting, too. The birds have all paired off and are busy nesting. We have several nest boxes dotted around and most already have residents. There have even been tree-top fights between magpies, crows and squirrels over ‘prime real-estate’. […]

Looking Forward to 2016

I can’t remember who coined the phrase “unseasonable weather for the time of year” – but it certainly has been! As we bade our final guests of the year farewell, David & I noticed that the first daffodil shoots are already nosing out of the ground. Fortunately the extreme weather experienced by some other parts […]

Talking about the weather

Well, here we are in the second week of September. Shall I be terribly British and talk about the weather? Over the last few weeks we have had atrocious rain and there was even a mini Tornado in a village 3 miles north east of here! I am so pleased that the weather abated for […]