I have been enjoying visits to Cathy’s beautiful garden in Bavaria for many years via her delightful Words and Herbs blog. Unfortunately, I was unable to contribute to the Week of Flowers in 2021, so I am determined to participate this year. It is going to be a challenge because the Hebridean summer went AWOL
If you have ever wandered along the coastal cliffs of the north and west of the British Isles, you may have encountered one of the most delicate of our native spring flowers, the Spring Squill, Scilla verna. Nestling in the short turf or tucked into crevices, when abundant it can form a misty blue haze.
Creating a Garden 1 In the beginning there was a house in a coastal meadow, then there was a shed and then there was a garden. Originally, I thought that the house sitting amongst wildflowers with panoramic views required nothing more. Unfortunately this was a romantic illusion. In winter there are no wildflowers, the sunny