The year is definitely getting on.
Recently I went on holiday to India to see some fraction of the extended family. Indian families are so large that it is not possible to meet everyone you’re related […]
Here in the UK, the “clocks go back” an hour sometime this weekend and Summertime ends. I’ve always wondered what happened to late-night train timetables and buses, and TV schedules […]
A few of the hollyhocks I sowed around April this year have decided to make a mad-dash for it and try to grow, flower and set seed all in one […]
If there’s one plant that just screams “tropical” and “exotic”, it’s the coconut palm. Seen on countless holiday programs, the images of coconut palms lining beaches of the finest white […]
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There are a lot of visitors to my garden, birds, cats, bees, caterpillars, butterflies, even the odd frog. They’re all welcome, of course, the buzzing of bees busy among the […]
A couple of weeks ago, when the remnants of hurricane Katia came back across the Atlantic and ran over the top of Scotland, here in the south we experienced blustery […]
We’re in the middle of an unseasonably hot week, this week. Temperatures are way into the mid-to-high twenties and the sun is shining without a cloud in the sky. Of […]
The garden of a thousand snowdrops begins with the planting of the first bulb. I came up with that particular line of Zen after spending a week planting snowdrop bulbs […]