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Dodgy blood

Climbing rose escaping into the apple tree. This week I’ve discovered some startling facts about blood groups, mine in particular. Now, my blood group is AB positive, and daughter recently discovered that hers is O positive. Given that hubs has no clue re his, that set me off, investigating online to see if I could find out. The first paternity…

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A special needs hedgehog, and other news

I have another special needs hedgehog. Drum roll please. Introducing…. Hattie! Hattie arrived at the rescue, as a tiny hoglet last autumn, unfortunately, she has trouble walking. The vet thinks she has a neurological problem, she can use all her legs but has no coordination at all and rolls about. All four legs seem to go in different directions. Despite…

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Arrivals and departures

The wildlife unit, as always at this time of the year, is dominated by chicks, along with rabbit kits. The corvidae chicks are always the loudest, and the most demanding. They are also highly intelligent so it’s fairly easy to get them feeding themselves. I’m a huge fan of jackdaw chicks, I find them fascinating, each year, I learn a…

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Patience

Patience, it seems, is a good quality for a gardener to have, that, and endless optimism. This white clematis was planted six years ago, I had three old dogs at the time. Heartbreakingly, they all died,¬†one after another, and then Sam and Annie arrived as pups, and took an immediate fancy to it, along with dozens of other plants. Their…

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A little broken…..never beaten

Buddy…..get OFF that pot! How are plants to grow??? Busy, busy busy! Grow little seeds, whispered the breeze.. Oh…the joys of spring! Apricots this year? One can dream… Ah…yes. You are gorgeous. So are you, little one. Not ravaged by running beasts. Yet! Big, blousy and adorable. Small, blousy and adorable. Oh, where did you come from? Planted by squirrels?…

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Hong Kong

The laughing corner in the botanical gardens. Come on….a girl has to give it a go… It was a shock to the system experiencing the cooler temperatures of Hong Kong after the heat of Singapore and Bali, most refreshing though! Wrapping up and donning boots felt rather strange. It was also odd being back in a city after the jungle.…

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