Snow squalls from the north In the early days of March, I looked out and wondered whether we have been transported northwards and deposited on the coast of ultima Thule or on the mythical island of Hyperborea, beyond the home of the north wind. The sunshine and blue skies were deceptive, with a strong northerly
Day Three 24 November 2020 Today I am aiming to induce not just a smile, but an enormous grin, as my contribution to Cathy’s Week of Flowers. Please join us and help brighten these dark days. It is a warm July afternoon and I have climbed over the fence into the “wild garden” – 5
Day Two 23 November 2020 A gentle offering for the second day of Cathy’s Week of FlowersPlease have a look at the other contributions (links on Cathy’s blog: Words and Herbs) and start the week with a smile. Beach Aster Erigerion glaucus Beach Aster or Seaside Fleabane is the perfect plant for my rock and
The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers:They call it easing the SpringNaming of Parts (1942), Henry Reed After a night of heavy rain and blustery winds, the morning was calm with clear cold skies and veils of mist clinging to the distant hills. There is a whisphered promise of a fine gardening day.
Some of you know and some of you probably suspect that I lead a double life, which occasionally leads me astray from the virtuous path of gardening and writing about my garden. Sometimes the temptation to indulge in my other passion becomes overwhelming, sometimes I’m seduced by others, but often I require no encouragement.Living on