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My Wild Garden #3

  Ladybirds, or given their proper name, Coccinellidae, are a family of small beetles (not bugs) with the name deriving from the Latin coccineus meaning ‘scarlet’.  Although I can’t imagine anyone shouting Coccinellidae! when they see a ladybird. The term ‘ladybird’ came about in… Continue Reading “My Wild Garden #3”

Cornwall Series #1 – The Lizard

I’ve decided to do a blog series dedicated to my Cornish ancestry.  My grandmother’s parents moved the family from Falmouth in Cornwall to an area just outside of London, in Middlesex, where my gt-grandfather got a job on the new railway there.  Hence why… Continue Reading “Cornwall Series #1 – The Lizard”

My Wild Garden #2 – The Awesome Clover

Today’s pics are of a clover-laden lawn, left to grow, and what a reward.  The lawn was buzzing with bees within a couple of days of the clover appearing.  We did mow after a couple of weeks but the clover reappeared the next day… Continue Reading “My Wild Garden #2 – The Awesome Clover”

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