weather

Floating Borders

It’s been quiet on the blog recently as I’ve been forced inside during the last several weeks as rain is followed by more rain and then again by yet even […]

It's all Golden

Although not as pronounced as when it happens in autumn, there are a couple of weeks in spring when the sun is at a low angle in the sky and it […]

Late Frost

It’s been a rather busy spring and there has been a lot of work done already that I haven’t written about as such but some highlights are: The sweet peas […]

February, Highs of Fifteen

It’s meant to be the coldest month of the year, but it doesn’t feel like it. We’ve had some really stunning, warm sunny days. I’ve enjoyed looking at them from […]

Frosty Leaves

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m sure it’s been colder than average recently. Since the end of November I’ve been regularly having to de-ice the car in […]

Winter Clearance

The Nomadic Patio Pot display on the “upper terrace” is probably the most intensive and time-consuming part of the garden. It is an ever shifting, fluidic display of annuals, perennials, bulbs, tubers […]

Moody March

After a very wet but mild winter, we’re now in March and the weather should be warming up. I’m not alone in thinking this as the Camellias and Magnolias will […]

The Great Wide Crack

This post is not about my posterior. Instead, it is about one my favourite things: terracotta pots. I love pots in general, I love having them on the patio. I […]

The Cold Side of the Garden

It was only during a few days of particularly cold weather that the garden revealed a significant difference in seasonal micro-climates created by the low winter sun and the thick […]