The low, green hills around Bridport enclose the town so closely that, as Thomas Hardy
Tag: Guardian Country Diary
The signs were there that something magical was going to happen – and it did.
This has been an exceptional year for haymaking, with some of Tom Sneath’s fields producing double the usual amount.
Spotted flycatchers are late migrants who generally appear long after swallows and swifts, and like to reuse nests made by other species
The apples are blossoming in sugar clouds along the hedgerows despite the rain.
There were silvery-pink ones, black-splodged ones and a tiny white one – and number seven nearly didn’t survive
The kitchen window came in, roof tiles smashed and a 15-metre fir tree was felled – all in about two minutes.
The lane ahead floods often over the bridge and I’ve learned to respect the water’s power.
Restoring them disturbs buried seed, which may germinate, bringing back plants not seen in a century