Category Archives: Love Lane

Midsummer update

It’s been a while since the last update (mainly due to my camera breaking)…  the recent heavy rain after a dry spell has everything at the Love Lane site looking lush. The wildflower meadow (above) is looking colourful… With a … Continue reading

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Bluebells

Here’s a quick guide to the different types of Bluebell found at Love Lane… Above is the native ‘english’ variety…  note the drooping stalks which give it it’s characteristic look.  It’s generally found in the woods or in shaded areas. … Continue reading

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Spring has Sprung

It’s official…  there are elderflowers: We’ve taken off the lower shoots on the willow, so there are some withies in the making: …and the blueberry are flowering: What with the cherry, damson, blueberry, elder, wild garlic, pear and most of … Continue reading

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Blossom and Bees

A few recent pictures from Love Lane… Cherry blossom putting on a fine display. Damsons, likewise. …which keeps the Bees happy. 🙂

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Cowslips and Catkins

ANNOUNCEMENT: The regular ‘first Sunday of the Month’ volunteering day won’t be taking place at Love Lane this Sunday (5th April 2015) due to outside engagements, but we’ll be there on Wednesdays as usual, and on Sunday 3rd May. This … Continue reading

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Life In The Slow Lane

One of the few reptiles resident at the Love Lane site is the Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis).  Prey to domestic cats, badgers and hedgehogs, they enjoy ‘Protected Status’ in the UK, and under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading

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Oh No, Knot You Again…

The Sun is shining, the birds are twittering, someone’s weaving, someone’s whittling…  and guess who shows up?  Why, it’s our old friend Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed.                    Left: No place to … Continue reading

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More Signs of Spring

Lots of signs of life down at Love Lane, after what apparently was ‘the warmest winter on record‘… Campion coming through (above) and the beginnings of an Elder flower (below)… The Blackthorn blossom already getting past it’s prime in some … Continue reading

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What’s Happened to the Willow at Love Lane?

Visitors to the Love Lane site may have noticed that the main willow patch has recently had a severe haircut… It’s a technique sometimes referred to as ‘Copparding’ – a mixture of ‘Coppicing’ (where we’d cut at or near to … Continue reading

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Spring arrives at Love Lane!

Everything’s slowly waking up down at Love Lane – it must be all the sunshine – a couple of daffodils are blooming, flecks of white blossom on some of the blackthorn and green buds everywhere you look. Celandine (below) is … Continue reading

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