I’m on my way home after a few days away. I’ve had a wonderful time but, as things invariably and quite rightly should, it came to an end. I have taken the train journey out of and back to Cornwall, many, many times. Sometimes alone, often with OH and occasionally with family. As my dadContinue reading “Self Control”
More head in the sand antics this week, nothing to see here, no doom and gloom, no worrying about the future. We must gain pleasure from what and where we can, at no cost to others, well that is my philosophy anyway. And something that gives me a lot of pleasure, is the garden. MyContinue reading “Six on Saturday – Ostrich”
I am ashamed to say, I didn’t have a go on the trampoline. I really wanted to, but after standing staring wistfully at it for a while, I decided that there was just too much jeopardy – embarrassing injury and CCTV to name a couple of potential downfalls. And now I feel I have missedContinue reading “Disappointing”
The client is away on holiday. I am all alone in the garden. There are no overlooking neighbours. Did I give in to temptation or was I restraint personified? Even I’m not sure.
I made it. Sadly without OH. Thank you for your help.
Yesterday I worked in two new gardens and a more diverse pair would be hard to find. First I visited a glorious country barn conversation with gardens full of fine shrubs and grasses and for the most part well tended. The above photo shows the view over the wall. Whilst cutting back and I foundContinue reading “The Sublime and The Ridiculous”
Yesterday I visited a nursery that I hadn’t been to before. We needed compost and on their web page they specifically mentioned that they stocked peat free compost. Always a martyr when it comes to plant shopping opportunities, I thought I would pop in on the way home and see what they had to offer.Continue reading “I needed to share”
Often the bud has more merit than the flower. It has the benefit of delicious anticipation.
How are we? A little delicate, disappointed, over-fed, over-watered, exhausted, confused, relaxed, relieved, or perhaps a little bit of each on rotation? It is a strange time, this in-between bit; not quite Christmas, not quite new year. Are we living in the moment or eyes fixed on the horizon? Anyone have a clue? If allContinue reading “Check In”
Professor Gadget (no dimwit) appears to have an abundance of green jumpy things in his garden. Last week this Incredible Hulk was lurking unabashed on Rosa ‘Wild Edric’. As I struggled, with a cursory hand wipe on my trousers, to grab my camera, he posed and preened, pleading “make sure you get my good side”.Continue reading “Green Jumpy Things”