Day 30 – 30 Days Wild

There we have it, 30 Days Wild! Today is the last day of Random Acts of Wildness ๐Ÿฅณ So I am looking back over the past 29 days, and in this post I am sharing my highlights ๐Ÿ’š

My first drawing in 15 years!

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Day 15 – 30 Days Wild

Today I visited an Urban Organic Micro Farm, called Rea Spring Gardens – which is a short walk away. It is own and ran by a lovely, enthusiastic couple, Charlie and Ashley, who farm with wildlife and the environment in mind ๐ŸŒ

In the video below, you get to see what they grow and the animals they keep! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ

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Day 13 – 30 Days Wild

I’m going to let the video (below) speak for itself ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 10 – 30 Days Wild

Most of the day was chilly & grey, but when there was a warm sunny spell, the Bees came out in force to feed on the Cranesbill Geraniums etc in the garden ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒธ

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Day 4 – 30 Days Wild

On Monday, whilst walking passed some Foxgloves with my Mom up the Waseley Hills Country Park, I remembered that we had some seeds at the back of one of the kitchen cupboards ๐Ÿ˜‰

Digitalis purpurea – Waseley Hills Country Park
Today that’s exactly what I did! ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017

Last year I did separate videos of my interviews with the at gardening celebs / presenters and garden designers.

This year I thought it would be better to edit the interviews etc of the show, into one video and that’s exactly what I’ve done in the short video below:

You can see last years videos by clicking: here!

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Wildlife in May

A few years ago I made a series of short videos which were featured on the Reader’s Digest Magazine website, entitled Wildlife Monthly.  

Each month I produced 3 videos around a minute or more, detailing flora and fauna (mainly fauna) for you to look out for; be it in your garden, local park / reserve or further afield.

Below I have included the videos from my May edition(s).

2012

2011
(apologies for the dodgy voice-overs)

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Wind-back Wednesday, to June 2016

I think ‘Wind-back Wednesday’ should be more of a trend on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and of course, WordPress.ย  It’ll be for those that cannot wait until Thursday (for Throwback Thursday)ย  #WindbackWednesday orย  #WBWย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway…ย  I realised I hadn’t updated my blog in a while and I didn’t share my completed videos of my reporting at BBC Gardener’s World back in June, all of which I have included in this post.

Owen Morgan (Gold/ Best Show Garden) from The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and Adam Frost from BBC Gardener’s World:

My planting advice and Julie Haylock (Gold / Best Border Garden):

Bee Experience – Clive Joyce from British Bee Keeping Association (BBKA):ย 

My interview with Lucy Hall, Editor of BBC Gardener’s World Magazine:

Thanksย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 1 – #30DaysWild

“Discover urban wildness”

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Hello!  I’m baaack! ๐Ÿ˜€  And so is Random Acts of Wildness!

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I had work today at 7AM and finished around 2.30PM.  Due to that and wanting to blog about what I’d do today, I needed something easy for my Act of Wildness.  So of course, I was very pleased that I changed my usual route to work (as I needed to grab breakfast), because I ended up walking passed the Mini-Meadows in the video below!

I ran back after realising what I had saw!  And then stood there watching a couple of bees (unsure which ones now) buzzing about the various flowers for a minute – whilst listening to a Blackcap singing in the background! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ  When I got phone out to film, the bees had flown off, naturally!  They must have been camera-shy ๐Ÿ  Unfortunately the sound didn’t record (I have a new phone and have sorted out the problem now), but luckily YouTube have provided a lovely soundtrack.

I believe the flowers that are featured most prominently in this video, are Red Campion, Meadow Buttercups and Oxeye Daisies.  Correct me if I’m wrong! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐ŸŒบ

I’m off to somewhere quite special tomorrow, I’ll give you a clue: a Nature Reserve (I’ve never been there before).  I best go and pack! ๐Ÿ˜‰

See you tomorrow, for Day 2!

Thanks.