Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'


My days this week feel like they are merging into one.

With what feels like the sudden arrival of Spring has made me keen 'no' desperate to get out into the garden and do my bit to get things moving along, but............!

Like all things around (here) at this time of year it feels like everything needs a jolly good old Spring clean before anything can be actually done or achieved.

I'm so unorganised.

Why can't I just tidy things up and put them away at the end of the season?

I guess the urge to hibernate is more overwhelming for me then the need to be prepared for when I do feel like venturing outside for more then a couple of minutes during the Winter.

And it's normally (only) to scamper outside as quick as I can to grab some logs from the wood shed -  brrrrrrrrrr............too cold.

Anyhoo.  The greenhouse was taken care of at the weekend (just gone) but the garden 'well' since last November 'ish' has just looked down right dead, neglected and tatty.

So all this week little boo and I have been going around the garden, filling up bags of garden rubbish.

From old broken bits and bobs of toys taken out last Summer and played with, forgotten about and left neglected until the elements took over.

To burst balls, odd bubble wands, pegs that have snapped in half and then found in the strangest of places where they've pinged, flown through the air and found in the weird place they've fallen, a headless spiderman and other bizarre stuff that found their way into the garden. That was little boo's job.

Like a treasure hunt of sorts.

My jobs were the boring ones (in my mind) like............raking up leaves, cleaning out pots, dead heading things (I'm such a technical gardener) and chopping back stuff.


I want to get my fingers dirty!

But it's all done now and is looking okay'ish' - a lot better then the beginning of the week that is.

Now I can start planting!

Hello March - gosh how quickly you've come round.  Not that I'm complaining mind you.

I'd just like you - and this season - to go a little bit slower now............please.

In like a lion?

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