Four Go Wild In Suburbia, an update

I started this blog with good intentions of keeping a diary of our journey making a wildlife garden, but it’s been over six months since I posted in 2018. That’s not to say that I haven’t been productive. So productive I haven’t had a chance to blog.

The Happy Dandelion and I spent a lovely, long Monday in the garden in April making bird nests from long grass and hunting for minibeasts before I realised that I hadn’t caught the stomach bug The Groundsman had suffered on the weekend, and that Happy Dandelion’s sister was on the way. Oops. She was very overdue, and I felt a bit silly that I didn’t realise that I was in labour given that I’d done the whole childbirth thing before, but she arrived big, safe and well.

During the long, hot summer, the pieces of the house move that we’ve been talking about for the longest time finally clicked into place and we moved into our new house which has a much bigger garden. I’ve learned a lot from working as many wildlife boosting habitats as I could into my tiny wildlife garden, and I was sorry to say goodbye to it, especially as it meant saying goodbye to my apple tree, raspberry patch and flowers.

The new garden is much bigger (so I guess I’ll have to change the name of this blog, it’s not a tiny wildlife garden anymore!) and I’m looking forward to making it a friendly place for my babies and for wildlife. I’ve already started a few little things to get started on the wildlife garden (little things are about as much as I can manage most days!) and I’m looking forward to sharing these with you.

2 thoughts on “Four Go Wild In Suburbia, an update

  1. Rajul

    I’m looking forward to seeing your progress making a new wildlife-friendly garden. My two children are a bit older that yours, but they still get so much out of the garden, hunting for bugs, playing with sticks and old seedheads, and enjoying our fruit and veg, without the need for enormous climbing frames and a trampoline (I’m such a mean mum!) x

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    1. Siobhan Post author

      Thank you for dropping by, your blog is inspirational. I’ve really enjoyed watching my oldest enjoy the garden so far, though the snail sanctuary that she started building next to the raised bed in our old garden probably wasn’t my favourite garden feature! My feeling is that the park has a perfectly good climbing frame and trampoline, certainly better than anything I can afford, so I’m happy to go there to let of steam!

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