Yes – This amazing flower! I love them! I’ve bought many a plant over the years for my garden, but only one seems to grow, and its putting in a great display right now! It must have about 80 flower heads on it, giving my garden a huge burst of colour, which given the… Read More Echinaeca
It’s so grey and cold and dull, and the heating not working means the January blues are definitely upon me, I really struggle a this time if year to 1: stay motivated, and 2: actually stay awake! My family and friends say I tend to hibernate this time of year! As soon as it gets… Read More In the need for colour
Remember those funny looking vegetables from my last post….. The Trombonchinos? We saw a similar squash where we visited RHS Wisely during the summer – but theres was a serpentine squash. Well this is what we’ve done with them! Blue one picked them….. and pink one helped. Then – as they are a novelty vegetable –… Read More Trombonchino Soup
In December we started a huge remodel on the bottom of the garden. It already had some raised beds where we grew vegetables (on a small scale!) that were put in the year after we moved into the house. Back then I had another blog which can be found here. It was mainly about gardening,… Read More The new vegetable garden
I took a few minutes yesterday when the sun was shining to look around the garden and see the signs of Autumn which is fast approaching. Armed with my new lens, and about 10 minutes, I managed to take these photos. I love the inside of the sunflower, and the water on the euphorbia are… Read More Autumn is on its way
I’m lucky to be involved in the local yarn bombing event in a local churchyard. I’d seen it last year and detailed it in this post. This year I decided to see if I could join in, and you can read who I got involved and drool over cream teas here. So what was I… Read More My yarn bombing journey – Part 2
Two years ago, for the first time ever I opened my garden for the Red Cross and some other local charities as part of the city I live in. We get listed in the little white book thats delivered to lots of garden centres and local tourist information centres, then the real fun begins of… Read More Open garden…… and now relax!
Hello, thought I’d share with you my lovely husband has bought me a new lens for my camera! It’s a macro lens, which doesn’t zoom, and has 3 settings for 0.3-0.5m, 0.5-1.0m and full. So providing I put it on the right setting…. I get some great pictures! I’m going to share a few… Read More My new camera lens
This is one of those posts that I’ve wanted to do since getting home… and has been put on the back burner….. due to that thing that seems to disappear without trace – TIME When we were in Thailand – flying back via Singapore airport they had a wonderful display of tulips. On further inspection… Read More Tulips
I’ve mentioned my girls before, they live at the bottom of the garden in a bright purple eglu. Then they have a huge run to walk around and generally peck at the ground all day. During the summer to protect my garden, they stay in the run, but when the veggies are almost finished in… Read More The chickens are out!!!!