Weather-wise, having been mainly dry and mild over the last few days, it's been a perfect gardening week for those of us tackling a clay soil. With no golf at the moment, there's been a greater opportunity to be outside working in the garden - Chris has been hedge cutting and when not at work, … Continue reading Six on a busy Saturday
Over the last few months as I've been out and about in enchanting areas photographing and observing wild flowers, I've been struck not only by the fullness and colour of our wonderful landscape but also by how naturally occurring scenes are more than capable of inspiring a naturalistic garden design. I should stress that I'm … Continue reading Wild Inspiration – Creating a Naturalistic Garden
On looking out of the window first thing this morning, I really wished I'd taken my six pictures yesterday when the weather was quite pleasant! However, after a soaking whilst taking Ollie out for a walk, the rain stopped and the sun came out - so much so that not only did I get a … Continue reading Six on Saturday- it’s definitely Autumn!
In October 2018, I featured Tony and Marie Newton's stunning, award winning and perfectly named garden 'Four Seasons' in a blog written at the height of its Autumn colour. This year, due to Covid 19, the Newtons have not opened their garden - this is usually done through the National Garden Scheme (NGS). However, last … Continue reading Four Seasons Garden
Pruning at peril! Since Chris carried out this major renovation of an elderly apple tree, it has fared well! However, that's not the end of the story, for ten minutes after he put the ladders away, there was a significant earthquake in Wales - the whole house shook! For Becky at the Life of B's … Continue reading Kinda Precarious!
We were in Wales this week, firstly when our area of the West Midlands went into Tier 2 precautions and secondly the Welsh First Minister announced that from 18:00 hours on 15th October, no-one was to travel into Wales from a hotspot in England - and this has to be an entirely reasonable decision, for … Continue reading Six from Wales – Adieu for now!
With so much bad press about our young people and the spread of coronavirus, just a reminder about how many of these people are looking after us every day. I don't usually blog about anything other than gardens, so I apologise for digressing, but this is a picture of our lovely caring, kind (and young) … Continue reading Just Kind
As we move swiftly into the midst of Autumn, I've been reflecting on the wildflower plants I've researched and recorded in blogs since May. It goes without saying that the variety and beauty have been a joy, but I'm also struck by the fascinating mythological history behind so many of them! I've really enjoyed this … Continue reading September’s wildflower seeds and berries
For Becky at the Life of B's square photo #kindasquare challenge for October: A warm and quiet evening in September saw an unexpected visitor descending on our pond; an escapee from a children's party in the near vicinity? Mi-kinda Mouse!
One of three young robins learning the ropes in a rural kindergarten- under the careful scrutiny of their parents in August this year. So cute! Becky at the Life of B's square photo #kind challenge for October