This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Monday, 8 June 2015

30 Days Wild and Around the Garden

Beach walk included admiring a jellyfish, shells and seaweed.
From the 1st of June I've been taking part in The Wildlife Trust's '30 Days Wild' Campaign which involves getting outdoors every day and enjoying nature /  the natural environment. 

I've been taking walks in the evening, listening to birds sing at lunch time, and I've enjoyed taking time out for beach walks and noticing the beauty of wildflowers/ weeds in bloom this month.
Evening walks have been amazing. I discovered this wonderful forest walk is only a 10-15 minute walk from the house. Funny how it took over a year to discover what was on my doorstep. All it takes is trying a new route rather than taking the same path all the time.

Meanwhile, in the garden....
The flowers are bringing in bees and insects. From chives to wild floxglove, the pinks are looking lovely this month!

And lots of things to come, including strawberries, onions, apples and potatoes!

The foliage around the garden is looking fab too!

If you're interested in going '30 Days Wild for nature' for the rest of June, check out the Random Acts of Wildness ideas.

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  1. That bridge in your second photo looks like an interesting structure. I bet there are some interesting plants growing on and around it too - like ferns perhaps.

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  3. Sometimes we find the most amazing things in our own backyard. Not far from here we have the Pawnee National Grasslands that are fun to wander, but watch out for the rattle snakes. You don't have to worry about snakes, do you? And Indian rings--stone circles that Natives built for their tee-pees. I like the idea of 30 days in the wild and I am enjoying walking along with you.

  4. It is really easy to overlook things that are right on your doorstep.

  5. Beautiful! It is so much fun to discover new places and nature's wonders.

  6. That's such a good idea. We all have busy lives these days that we often rush about without really looking at things. It does us all good to slow down once in a while and really notice what's about us.