A Family Trip to Dunwich Heath in Suffolk.

“This isn’t the right road,” my mum said from the backseat of my car. “Are you sure?” “Yes, when we came it was right next to the sea. I can’t even see the sea.” “Okay but how long ago was that?” “Oh, 30, maybe 40 years.” Right! The main trouble is my mum insists on … Continue reading A Family Trip to Dunwich Heath in Suffolk.

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England’s Blooming Grass Verges.

"Verges can be wonderful roadside mini-meadows, a crucial habitat for wild flowers and the wealth of wildlife they support." - Plantlife. There's a bit of argy-bargy at the moment over whether councils should cut roadside verges. According the the BBC, since 2013 the British conversation charity, Plantlife, has been campaigning for councils to let them … Continue reading England’s Blooming Grass Verges.

My Weekend Photo – Featuring More Flowers.

All I seem to be taking photos of at the moment is flowers, sorry! This week I've got a selection for you. Some were taken close to home (like the rose which was John's suggestion from last week) and others were taken further away, during a visit to Alby Gardens  - although the wild flowers were … Continue reading My Weekend Photo – Featuring More Flowers.

Norfolk Adventures – Alby Gardens.

  It is amazing to think it was little more than meadow when Valerie and John Alston first bought the land. More than 40 years on, it is transformed – although that doesn't feel like a big enough word to describe what has taken place at Alby Gardens. The four acres are filled with trees … Continue reading Norfolk Adventures – Alby Gardens.