sun is shining and plants are for sale

It is far too long since I wrote on the blog but a joy to be sitting writing in the sunshine with a view of the garden and surrounded by birdsong. Goldfinch are coming and going at the feeder nearest to me, enjoying nyjer seed their particular favourite and the scent from miniature narcissi in […]

Co-op community local cause

I gather that some people have had difficulty using the link I posted in my recent blog to our co-op community cause so posting it again just to make sure all of those who would like to support nurturenature and are co-op members or willing to become a member are able to do so. We […]

2021 is here

2020 has been a strange year for all of us whatever our circumstances and for many, a year with tragedy – my heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones. 2021 is here and I envision it being the roots that are as Rumi said rioting under the ground….”Don’t think the garden […]

Brief update as we lockdown (again)

It has been a difficult year for most people including us here at nurturenature. However there is some good news to share and I am very optimistic about the garden being able to help many visitors next year including, importantly, individuals who are suffering mental health problems and/or physical consequences of Covid-19. It is being […]

Is it summer?

The sun is shining and the Celtic start of summer -the pagan festival of Beltane- was last weekend. It is associated with maypoles, fertility, and nature. Special fires were lit and cattle were driven across the fires on their way to summer pastures. Beltane babies are said to have often appeared 9 months after the […]

A musical thank you….

I spent a lovely evening last night with my Dad, his wife Svava and my friend Doris listening to the local Waldershelf Singers perform their summer concert “Showstoppers”. Wonderful singing and a great collection of ‘showstopping’ songs, even some for us to sing along as the audience. Very generously the proceeds from the concert are […]

Hospital not home…

Sat 5th May Today was the first of the nurturenature plant sales for 2018. Sadly, I wasn’t able to be there as I have been stuck in hospital for the last week with a pneumonia. It has meant missing a weeks holiday and the plant sales today and tomorrow so the timing is immaculate (ly […]

First bluebells spotted

A glorious spring/summer day. Sun shining with real warmth. Very exciting – first flowering bluebells spotted in the wood today. Lovely walk with dogs. Bertie, our miniature chocolate labradoodle (sort of cocker spaniel size) swam in the pond having manfully carried what amounted to a tree trunk in his mouth all the way there. Never […]

Getting formal….constitution,charity or social enterprise, funding applications & more……

The concept of creating a sustainable therapeutic garden has been a vision of mine for at least two years now; that elephantine gestation period has allowed me and others committed to the project to really mull over what our hopes and aims for the project are and also, critically, to explore whether it is feasible (which we believe it […]