We visited Cowbridge Physic Garden today. A scant half-acre walled garden, it manages to cram in everything you could ever ask from a physic garden. It is a magical place and I snapped my way around, greedily grabbing scenes of knot garden and pleach and fountain. At its farthest reaches, we stepped through an archedContinue reading “Spotlight”
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I’ve always enjoyed sleeping. Would it be immodest of me to say I’m rather good at it? Well I am, it would be my Mastermind specialist subject. That is until recently. My meagre superpower has abandoned me. In the past few weeks, months even, I have woken early, wide awake with no glimmer of sleepContinue reading “The Altogether”
Six on Saturday – Downhill
Well it seems that is it. The solstice has passed and we are now on the slippery slope to winter. Passed in a jiffy didn’t it? Here is my midsummer Six on Saturday. And perversely it actually looks like a summer’s day out there. It is where I should be, not here at my desk. Continue reading “Six on Saturday – Downhill”
Six on Saturday – Ennui
Six on Saturday here we go again, all good friends and jolly good company. Although I’m not feeling “jolly good company” this week. On the contrary, I am rather uninspired. Dull. Boring. Bored. Perhaps a little bit grumpy. But only a little. Maybe I should ring in sick, but then again I’m away next weekendContinue reading “Six on Saturday – Ennui”
Last week, on my first day back on Button Moon, we prepared the annual wildflower beds for the coming year. It seemed a fitting way to mark the occasion of my return to the fold. The border was weeded, the bones of last year’s blooms were pulling up and any remaining seed broadcast. Looking forwardContinue reading “The Future”
Six on Saturday – Brrrrrr!
Happy Six on Saturday to you all! It has been a week of weather; from the unimaginable cold in the North of America to the searing heat in parts of Australia. We had some of the white stuff in the UK too, which has been followed by the inevitable chaos on the roads and theContinue reading “Six on Saturday – Brrrrrr!”
Six on Saturday – Still Hurrying
Crazy times are unabating, so once again I must be brief. Easier said than done. As you may have guessed I tend to go on a bit. Briefish is perhaps more accurate. I don’t want to aim too high. Here we go. Six on Saturday, horrah for the Grand Old Duke of Prop, he knowsContinue reading “Six on Saturday – Still Hurrying”
Got there in the end
For those of you who doubt that I am a proper grown up gardener, I must confess that once upon a time I actually did some training. And it was in horticulture. Of all things. Crazy I know. And the esteemed hub of learning that had the pleasure of my patronage was none other than theContinue reading “Got there in the end”
We were laughing. I was attempting to photograph the newly emerged poppy. The wind gusted the ephemeral flower in a haphazard dance, impossible to capture unless you were acquainted with the moves. Which I wasn’t, although I did my best to keep up. This was all I could manage. When I saw the picture I laughed again.