This week, in the pretence of treating you to some joy at this festive time but in reality is because it is tipping with rain and I am in a grump, I will be presenting to you lovely folk six happy recollections of the year past. Whether or not this is permitted, perhaps an addendumContinue reading “Six on Saturday – Greatest Hits”
There were a lot of butterflies at Westwell Hall today. This one was easier to photograph than the other ephemeral beauties. But only barely better. The brisk breeze made it challenging to produce a blurless image, but at least this gladioli couldn’t flit off to the next garden.
One of many moments of joy today.
After a month long sabbatical, today I returned to work. I call it a sabbatical because it sounds grown up and important and as if I am doing something worthy with my time. Researching the lesser spotted snoddlegrass perhaps or volunteering in the Home for Grumpy Old Men or maybe knitting hats for bald eagles. Continue reading “Back To It”
It was a struggle to get an even vaguely in-focus photo today. This was partly to do with the gale force winds that were assaulting plants and gardener alike, and partly to do with the fact I had so many clothes on it was hard to extricate my camera and take a shot. In orderContinue reading “YMCA”
Tropaeolum tuberosum at Westwell Hall. The first flower of the season. Better late than never.
A couple of months ago, on Button Moon, I was handed a couple of boxes. These boxes contained bulbs and corms and were accompanied by a wide smile of pride. They were several weeks out of date and had been liberated from the bargain bin. But this was no ordinary bin. It was a WaitroseContinue reading “Bargain Bin”
Fed up with “bee on flower” photos yet? Surely we can fit in just one more before the season is over? Bee, borage, background of calendula. Job done.
Today there was plenty of blue sky to raise our spirits, a good working day with just a tease of a shower this morning. The return to summer was short-lived as the skies have already filled with grey cloud and gloom. It will be much harder to un-blue this salvia.
In the last few weeks I have had cause to warm to the common montbretia. Today at Westwell Hall, in glorious combination with the dark leaved elder, it looked spectacular. There is a lot to be said for being a little bit common.