Apologies for the delay in this blog but nature has been hectic catching up. After such a slow start, spring seems to have collided with summer and this is reflected in the growth of hedgerows and blooming of flowers. The above photo was taken earlier today and is the area our volunteers sowed earlier this… Continue reading Bloomin’ Lovely!
What a difference a day makes – our topsy turvy spring continues. The above photo was taken in sunshine yesterday – today was a different story! At the request of one of our volunteers, we arranged an impromptu work party for this morning (27 April). There is still much work to be done over the… Continue reading Here’s one I took earlier!
What a difference a week makes! It always feels like spring has truly arrived when there are Orange Tips on the wing. This male was taking advantage of the Alkanet which has suddenly burst into flower. Having been away for a week, the change in the flowers is noticeable. The areas we have sown with… Continue reading Growth Spurt
Walked out in bright sunshine yesterday and got soaked in a rain/sleet downpour – perhaps we should expect showers in April. There are signs that the weather, or at least the temperature, is improving but spring seems a long time coming this year. However, just checking our various patches of work along the bridle path… Continue reading Rain, sleet and snow
The clocks have sprung forward and today certainly felt like spring but the forecasters are warning of a return to cold weather and the threat of snow. Nature just takes advantage of whatever conditions prevail. A hastily arranged work party on Friday was well supported by Scarlet Tiger’s wonderful volunteers. We still had lots of… Continue reading Spring?
Great day for our work party yesterday (Friday 16 March 2018) – it actually felt like spring. What a difference a day makes as we are plunged back into winter with perishing easterly winds and frequent snow storms. The photo shows us scattering wild flower seeds across an area by the repaired wall. We thought… Continue reading Strictly Come Planting
Another fine day for our latest work party on Roman Road last Friday. The original plan was to work on the area near the gate where we have planted various wild flowers and broom bushes in the past. However we had to change direction in view of the work currently being carried out there to… Continue reading Scarlet Tiger Project Winter Update