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Random poppies appeared in my garden last year, self seeded and reappeared this year. They become an iridescent explosion of colour when the evening sun shines through their delicate petals. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2018 at WreathSeasons
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The University of Oxford ranks Number 1 in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It is the first British university ever to occupy top position in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Over the past two decades, renewed interest in wildflower habitats has grown, with concerns for biodiversity. Coupled with this, flowering species add a changing palate of colour to the urban... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Roxy pulls the funniest faces. Here she is licking her lips but then a yawn takes over. She has a great smile which she pulls to greet you when you've... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Iris Pseudacorus thriving in the brook. This wildflower water iris flourishes in the margins of the watercourse and is sufficiently invasive to have grown across a section of the stream.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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NOVEMBER, by Edward Thomas November's days are thirty: November's earth is dirty, Those thirty days, from first to last; And the prettiest things on ground are the paths With morning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Dogs and their owners can gain fantastic health benefits from walking in the countryside, parks and woodlands. The Forestry Commission has the follolwing tips for taking your dog for walks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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'I Watched a Blackbird' I watched a blackbird on a budding sycamore One Easter Day, when sap was stirring twigs to the core; I saw his tongue, and crocus-coloured bill... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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There are some key locations for Potter fans to feel like they have entered the wizard world of Harry, Hermione and Ron as they walk around historic Oxford. Christ Church,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Dogs are generally clean animals and usually choose to move well away from their sleeping area to defecate and urinate. A dog that has spent time in kennels may experience... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Recall is an essential command that all dogs must understand before being let off the lead in public places. It is important that your dog has a good recall to... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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There are some key locations for Potter fans to feel like they have entered the wizard world of Harry, Hermione and Ron as they walk around historic Oxford. New College,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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JK Rowling fans are celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter next month. Two decades have passed since the first Harry Potter book was published, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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but Clear skies and freezing temperatures resulted in widespread frost this morning. ngland and Wales will shiver again tonight after the coldest night of the autumn as temperatures plunge to... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Roll Over may seem like a complicated trick to teach, but it is probably a quite natural movement for dogs. Roxy learnt it very quickly. The more she does it... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Teaching your dog to 'drop' or 'leave' is helpful to all owners as it prepares you to deal with difficult issues such as your dog picking up objects or food... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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There may be times when it would be useful for your dog to look at you. To gain their attention when out, especially if they are easily distracted. A 'watch... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at WreathSeasons
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Roxy is our lovely rescue dog. She has been with us here in Oxfordshire since June 2015. We adopted her when she was about six months old from the nice... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at WreathSeasons