After a few wet days, the sun's out for what looks like a lovely August bank holiday weekend in Wales! I can almost smell the barbecue Chris is planning for this evening, but in the meantime, I've enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the garden with my camera. It's certainly looking great - after all the … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Oh what a beautiful morning!
Between showers, thunderstorms (and going to work), it's been a busy week in the garden - lots to cut back, deadhead or dig out! There's a distinctly Autumnal feel creeping in that's not yet welcome - I'm hoping for some warmer sunnier days during the next couple of weeks. So to remind myself that it … Continue reading Six on Saturday
Despite the wind last Saturday, we decided to take an afternoon out at the Trentham Estate in Staffordshire - it's a favourite of mine and I particularly wanted to see this years meadow planting around Capability Brown's lake. These meadows were originally designed by Nigel Dunnett and have recently featured on BBC's Gardeners World - … Continue reading A Windy Day at Trentham Gardens
What a dramatic few days weather-wise! We've been lucky enough not to suffer the power cuts experienced by so many, despite being in the Midlands. Friday was very warm but wet and the wind over the last few days has proved quite a challenge to my camera skills, but with patience in waiting for calm … Continue reading Dahlia ‘Bishops Children’
After a particularly painful nine holes of golf (I'm a beginner) yesterday morning, I decided to have an afternoon of peace and quiet, but after only a few minutes in the garden couldn't help noticing how many butterflies were fluttering by - I wondered if I could capture six on camera. Well I certainly saw … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Butterflies
There's only so much you can do in a greenhouse during a wet weekend and so after I'd taken our dog Ollie for a very damp walk this afternoon, I decided to try and identify the wildflowers I photographed last weekend in Wales - I think I've got most of them! Ferns, gorse and heather … Continue reading Coastal Wildflowers
After a sun drenched week interspersed with the odd thunderstorm, it started pouring with rain at around 9am this morning and as it seems to have set in, it'll be a greenhouse afternoon for me! My star plant this week has to be the delightful daylily - it's a hard working stalwart of the mid-summer … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Delightful Daylilies
I've made quite a decision this week after visiting a friend's charity garden party last Saturday - the bed below is going to be filled with roses! The great bonus to visiting other gardens is that there is always at least one eureka moment when you suddenly see a solution you can apply to your … Continue reading Which Rose? Dilemma!
I've loved this week, the weather has been just as I like it - not too hot, not too windy, not too cloudy and not too wet! I've blogged about an interesting writing exercise signposted in 'The Garden' journal in June - it was very relaxing, you might want to try it too. I think … Continue reading Six on Saturday – Perfect Flowers