It's been a while since my last post. I've enjoyed a lovely summer catching up with family and friends and having lots of fun. The garden is a friend that I have sadly neglected and I've been filled with guilt on returning from trips away. Weeds have been partying hard [...]
Dianthus or Garden Pinks are a fairly new addition to my garden but I add more each year. Here are my favourites for rockery, containers and borders.
Weeks of dull weather have been blasted away by strong solar rays. I can't resist sharing the vacation vibe with you all by paying a visit to the tropical beds. Many of these plants are hardy or need minimum protection so I use the term 'tropical' here to describe an [...]
More frequent visits to covid corner came back into play this week as the family were forced to isolate as close contacts of a positive case. School days lost, work days compromised and lost, a school trip cancelled and a twice cancelled driving test, cancelled again. We're all negative too [...]
There aren't many advantages to the weather the UK is currently experiencing. We can only relax, head out with a brolly, and enjoy the flowers. Those un-battered by wind are preserved longer in cooler temperatures and are lasting so much longer than they would usually. That's a bonus in my [...]