Nicki Bainbridge-Clement

10th October 2019

TB Free

Out on a short car journey mid-week, I thought the one word which summed up the day was ‘drab’. The verges had practically no colour other […]
2nd October 2019

Rain rain rain!

What a very frustrating week. As if mirroring politics, the needed rain has come in excess. As a result, much of what was planned had to […]
26th September 2019

Autumn is here

So, autumn has definitely arrived, though the majority of trees retain their leaves and the roses are still in bloom. The horse chestnut trees are dropping […]
18th September 2019

Blackberries a plenty

I think that this week we have seen exactly how pleasant early autumn weather can be. Chilly nights and our first ground frosts of the year, […]
11th September 2019


There has been no Indian summer to enjoy so far. While it would be an exaggeration to say autumn is definitely established, there is now a […]
7th September 2019

Time for hedge cutting

What an unusual start to the week! A Bank Holiday coinciding with good weather after a scorching weekend. Thank goodness the two fields that had been […]
30th August 2019

Fencing Matters

A quite extraordinary week ending with the majority of the family going to the Chipping Camden Music Feastival to man an Ulula stall. In between whiles, […]
21st August 2019

Wildflower seed mix has arrived!

On Wednesday morning it really felt as though winter, not autumn had come. Steady rain out of a uniformly grey sky, and a chill that tempted […]
14th August 2019

It can’t be autumn yet!

In Ireland, August was, and may still be, regarded as the first month of autumn, and this followed the Celtic calendar. On that basis we should […]