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    In a shady corner of the churchyard a patch of wild garlic grows, coming into flower this week, much to the delight of this Green-veined White butterfly.  Image of the Week #136

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    April in pictures

      A monthly picture diary. :: the easter bunny and chicks arrive in the garden : sowing seeds in the allotment : clearing our new log storage area :: :: father teaching son shelf building skills : trialing some pressed Christ Church flowers for new card designs : Fred masking up the kitchen cupboards ready for painting :: :: undercoating…

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      A couple of years ago we featured a photograph of the above inscription as an Image of the Week, which Karl discovered as he was working near one of the clerestorey windows. Recently we have been working near the same window, and have discovered another inscription! It is on the reverse side of the glass, suggesting that they as…

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    The Window View in April

      Fresh new green growth is seeping throughout this window view – from the newly cut grass to the ‘flowers’ on the ash tree to the new leaf burst on the trees in Powis Park. January, February and March Window View here

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    the oak tree in april

      After a week of spring sunshine, life is awakening around the oak tree. A pair of nuthatch’s are very vocal as they flit about the tree. Fresh green nettles are emerging around its roots.     Fred had recently learned in school about aging trees by measuring their girth and dividing it by half. He was keen to give…

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    The last House walls to be plastered

      Progress on the House took a big leap forward recently by having the upstairs walls plastered – the master bedroom and the bathroom. This marks the end of all the plastering in the House and it does make the House look a little more ‘finished’. Plasterers Paul Nicoll and Chad Davies spent a few days here doing a wonderful…

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    March in pictures

      A monthly picture diary. :: spending time in the garden : plasterers working on the House : outside time :: :: cleaning the oak in the kitchen : signs of spring : cutting back saplings :: :: finishing the entrance porch : the first butterfly spotted : cleaning a clerestory window ::