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In the garden with Jane Moore and Planting for Butterflies

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It's that time of the year again when there's the perfect excuse to pop into the garden for a break, a cuppa and to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. It's even better when your friend Jane Moore has written a book about them and invites you to join her where she works to do the count there in the hotel's meadow.
Of course mother nature conspired against us on Friday and produced the third hottest day of the year ever in the UK. As a result the butterflies decided to flutter off elsewhere with only the odd tired cabbage white or two plus a gatekeeper putting in a brief appearance during our time together. As you can see we retired to the gazebo instead to shelter from the heat and chat merrily away about the garden and all things butterfly.

There was also time for a cuppa, where I spotted Jane's handy butterfly guide pinned to her notice board in the greenhouse. I also got the full tour of the hotel's three acre garden (you can also read Jane's guide here)…

Garden Bloggers' Muse Day: Ah! Sunflower

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I couldn't resist another visit to the sunflower field at Kellaways after my recent Weekend Wanderingthere. The first four lines of William Blake's poem are the perfect sentiment to accompany our return and you can read the full poem here.