Getting in touch with Nature.


How do we lift our spirits during the Winter months?

Sheffield university’s landscape institute has done work on this.

NDD or Nature Deficit Disorder relates  to the effects of spending a lot of time with artificial light.

This can make us more vulnerable to negative moods.

How can we bring back nature into our lives?

Contact with plants helps.

Small -leaved conifers ,such as junipers are good at capturing pollutant particles.

Fast growing trees ,like Paulownia lock up soil nitrates.

Dr. Cameron thinks that”any interaction with nature/green space seems to have some potential”.

Why not take time this Autumn to look at the beautiful foliage of the trees.

It will make a good break from Christmas shopping!




We can still enjoy the last things of the year.

Trees offer a wealth of colour in Autumn. 

The red of Acers.

Beech hedges glow with copper tints.

Birch has golden hues.

Shrubs like hydrangers are splendid with purple flowerhead.

A  walk in the countryside will provide a feast to delight a stressed mind.

At this time of year fruits are magnificent.

The orange of pyracantha. 

Red in holly berries.

Seed heads are delicate in the late afternoon light.

This is a season that should be enjoyed in a reflection of how good the year has been.

Take time to walk in the countryside and think how your life has prospered during the year.