I can’t believe its almost the end of June already, where does the time go? Pretty much my whole June has been taken up with gardening. We open our garden every 2 years, as part of the Red Cross Open Garden scheme, along with 25 other gardens in the Garden City we live in. Well,… Read More Open Gardens 2018
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
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
A bad week for the iMac and Photos behaving themselves. The new camera has been put to good use (it still doesn’t have a name though), but could I get them into my blog easily? No. I’ve had to upload them to photos, then copy and paste them to a folder on teh desk… Read More Geocaching and a few pictures of the garden
I was without a posh camera for a few weeks. The good news is that finally I have a new one – it’s a Canon 70D, and it makes a posh clicking noise when I take a photo! It’s got wifi to let me hopefully get on Instagram, but then I discovered that isn’t an… Read More Crochet, the camera and summer is finally in the garden!