New Year 2020

Ringing out the old, embracing the new. As 2019 comes to a close, there is much to be thankful for. For me, it’s been a year of discovery. But it’s also been a year of regrets, illness, sorrow and loss. I imagine it’s been like that for you, too. Every year seems to be filled…

Conkers-who can resist

Despite the horse chestnut tree’s relative recent arrival in our lands, it has accumulated a certain degree of folklore to it aside from the game of conkers.

The Hedgewitch (Hagwychia variegata)

The Hedgewitch is very common in Britain these days, though it was once thought to be on the verge of extinction in most places due to government suppression.