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
This blog is a little delayed considering our most recent work party took place on 16 January. Again we were blessed with bright sunshine although it was really frosty and cold. Our target was to continue clearing coarse grass and undergrowth which threatens to strangle the improving diversity of flora on the bank we have… Continue reading Scarlet Tiger Gate!
Reluctantly we decided to cancel the scheduled December work party on Roman Road. Like many parts of the Midlands, we had about 20 winters’ worth of snowfall which started on Thursday night 7 December and continued on and off over the weekend. The schools were closed, giving our local children the chance to enjoy the… Continue reading Snowy times on Roman Road