Category Archives: Photography

Nettles are important

Stinging nettles are the food plant of many of our loveliest butterflies: Red Admiral, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and the most beautiful of all, the Peacock. So don’t weed out all your nettles, keep some for the butterflies and this is … Continue reading

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Block printing flipagram

This is a first for me – something called a flipagram. Have a look and see the work of block printer Molly Mahon, all the material and paper is hand printed by her. To see more of her designs check … Continue reading

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Mermaid’s purses

I love beach-combing so all in the interest of research for my next book, An Illustrated Coastal Year, you understand, I went to the beach this weekend.  Its amazing what you can find but what I was most pleased with was a … Continue reading

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Rowan berry bonanza

Have you ever seen anything like the Rowan berries this year? The Rowan or Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia) is having a bonanza year – it makes delicious jelly with a little added crab apple – they often grow nearby. Rowan … Continue reading

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Blooming Blossom

The blossom is blooming and wow! its amazing Thanks to the cold winter its all rushed out at the same time – the bees are loving it – this one is a honey bee: But there are many different types … Continue reading

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Chickens, Turkeys & Eggs

I have rather a lot of hens – all in the interest of research you understand!  For my book The Illustrated Guide to Chickens I hatched, either with an incubator or a broody hen, just as many different breeds as I could … Continue reading

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Unique idea for a chandelier

For some reason I’ve always longed for a chandelier but somehow they were always too small or too expensive.  Why not make your own, I thought.  Sadly I couldn’t make the actual light fitting so that had to be bought. … Continue reading

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