No. 2 Railway Cottages

Sleeps 4 in a peaceful village, just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Archive of: June, 2013

25/06/2013

25/06/2013

Today we saw some new visitors - 10 baby ducklings. Not very old as their feathers were still quite yellow. I don't know how they manage to get out of the river, climb the bank and scurry across the lawn when they are so small. Let's hope they all survive!

Garden Pests

08/06/2013

The garden got off to a slow start this year - what with the cold weather and wet summer last year! Things were just starting to come round when the birds began to join in. First the pigeons started on the greens so I bought some good netting and covered all the cabbages, broccoli, etc before they did too much damage. The peas were next. Very few survived the first day or so after sprouting so a second lot were sown and they appeared to be surviving well. Now, though, the pigeons have nipped all the tops off so it looks like I'll have to sow a third lot. This time it'll be under netting. So much for saving money by growing your own!!

The strawberries have been cropping beautifully in their new raised bed, all covered with netting to keep the blackbirds away. That is until I looked yesterday to find a blackbird had got under the netting - there's always one! Not too much damage and the netting has been anchored more firmly.

I don't mind sharing my garden produce - but I like to choose with whom!

BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAY

08/06/2013

Do you have work/home/family commitments which make it difficult for you to book a 'Saturday to Saturday' holiday. You can book with us on any day of the week for 3 nights plus. Even through the main season. We understand that people have busy lives but still like to enjoy a holiday - even if it is just for a few days. Check out our availability list and book your holiday now.

08/06/2013

08/06/2013

I spent all afternoon cutting the grass. The ducks obviously approved - they all came and settled down for a snooze in the sun!! Were they trying to tell me something?

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