Yesterday was my first day back to work after my annual winter sabbatical*. After the daunting reality of an unaccustomed early start, the shock to my system was minimal. The Prof and I’s first job was to visit a garden centre, a splendid way to begin my gardening year. There was also lots of coffee,Continue reading “Nose to the Grindstone”
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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”
Six on Saturday – Ostrich
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.
The Sublime and The Ridiculous
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”
I needed to share
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”