your garden. Has anyone else noticed the large amounts of ladybirds around recently?  When we went to the park yesterday, there were more around than I’m used to seeing, but I didn’t think anything of it really. But when we went home we sat on the back garden. […]

Aaaargh,  the day is nearly over and I haven’t posted today.  But it’s OK, I have a note from my Mum.  I’ve been in migraine hell all day and so I am totally cheating and instead of writing a post, I’m sending you over to My Borrowed Planet[…]

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Put your hand up if you love to have a splurge on new clothes now and again. Do you love that feeling of getting home with bags full of new outfits? Could you get that same feeling from second hand clothes? Kim Sklinar is hoping she can. She[…]

I love to see a garden full of butterflies, bees buzzing busily around flowers; it seems to complete the picture of the English country garden.  Many flowering plants and crops depend on insect pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths and hoverflies. Honeybees alone pollinate a third of the[…]

We all know that we need to do more as a society to protect our environment, and many of us have a few ideas on how to go about it too.  In my experience, kids have some of the most creative ideas about how we can look after[…]

Green fingered youngsters are being challenged by Have a Lovely Time and NurtureStore to see who can grow the tallest sunflower (much like Blue Peter of old). Anyone can join in – families, schools, groups and organisations by simply donating £2 to Wolverhampton’s Compton Hospice through their JustGiving page. In return, you’ll receive sunflowers seeds, an information pack and fun activities to download from NurtureStore.