They ran a red light, nightmare!
Today is the my dear friend Hero’s birthday. We had a smorgasbord of delight for lunch, smoked salmon, sausage rolls, smelly cheese, pink, green and orange dips with crudites, all rounded off by chocolate cake and ice cream. There was singing and gifts. However my best present to Hero was that I let her pickContinue reading “Buy One Get One Free”
Today I have decided that I quite like autumn. Up until this point I wasn’t quite sure. For many years summer was my favourite. Then, as I became more and more embroiled in the quicksand that is horticulture, spring became my No. 1. Something about the feel of things today made me question my preferences,Continue reading “Still Hot”
Was Acidanthera bicolor, now Gladiolus murielae, sometimes Abyssinian gladiolus, occasionally Peacock Orchid, consistently beautiful.
Not everyone has the space, or indeed the spare couple of grand, needed to accommodate a 5m tall jubilant bronze woman in the back garden. In truth those that do are in the minority but this need not exclude us plebs from enjoying art in the garden. By reducing the proportions to suit the sizeContinue reading “Joy”
This is the puzzle – how could a monkey climb through these vicious branches without doing himself some serious harm? Answers of no more than 15 words on a postcard please to: Mrs Nobody Nowhereisland The Universe The winner will be notified before the end of time and will be awarded with a great bigContinue reading “Araucaria araucana – The Monkey Puzzle Tree”
Today I am going to sing the praises of the humble crab apple, Malus sylvestris. To me it is the tree that has everything so brace yourselves folks, my sales pitch is extensive and may involve a PowerPoint presentation with laser pointer. Firstly there is the long-lasting and stunning blossom which heralds the spring andContinue reading “Golden Hornet”
Sometimes only a proper sunflower will do. Supporting cast, one bee and a blue blue sky.
Just has to be honesty!* * This is a gardening joke so apologies to those who are not of that persuasion. Explanation as follows: This is the seed head of Lunaria annua whose common name is Honesty. The name is thought to be a reference to the transparency of the seed head. The phrase “honestyContinue reading “The Best Policy”
Guerrilla gardening has interested me for a while. I love the idea of improving our environment by planting neglected spaces with food and flowers, doing something positive as opposed to merely moaning about the short comings of those in charge. In the optimistic hours before sleep I have planned forays to seed-bomb abandoned building sites,Continue reading “Guerrilla Gardening”