Decisions, Decisions

It’s been a while since I last wrote and that’s because we’ve been very busy getting lots done in the garden and even meeting a far flung garden blogger too, […]

Oh Deer!

It was all going so well; the roses were leafing up nicely with fresh new shoots emerging, the Clematis had erupted back to life from a dead winter and were […]

Out Foxed

Patter..patter…scrape Patter…patter. The Juliet balcony doors are open but the curtains are closed. Scrape..patter… I reluctantly┬ácome to, half awake I open my eyes just briefly enough to realise that it […]

The Terrible, Terrible Mistake

It’s not easy for me to admit this, but I’m only realising now that I once made a terrible, terrible gardening mistake. Let me take you back a few years […]

Gardening Companion

We’re coming to the time of year when I am beginning to hear the birds in the mornings and evenings. I’m going to enjoy it while the morning chorus is […]

Murder Most Horrid

A grisly crime scene awaited us when we woke up this morning. Feathers scattered all over the lawn: Other casualties were a tray of cuttings, several young lupins and a […]

At the moment, the two large south-facing Velux windows in my bedroom do not have blinds. At the moment, this isn’t too much of an issue. However, I am noticing […]

Camouflage Fail

While I was talking my weekly weekend walk around the garden (despairing at the mess), I spotted this little critter on a Cineraria. I actually spotted it a mile off […]

Water for Feathered Friends

The birds that visit our garden seem to be as appreciative of the bird bath as they are of the feeders. I think it’s important to have a supply of […]