Friday, 16 January 2015
Sunday, 11 January 2015
I remember blogging friends saying it gets easier. At the time I could not see that.
Of course, they were right. I still miss him but more often than not, I find myself thinking about him and smiling.
Friday, 2 January 2015
Sometimes I forget what is in the garden until I look back at photographs or gardening journals.
Also it is a good time to reflect on things that have happened during the period and how they are looking now.
I was so pleased with this combination......both plants flowered from May to October, the scent from the roses in the evening was quite lovely.
It will allow more light in, to encourage better flowering in the perennial borders.
A difficult task, and I wonder when I will have to let Mr P have his way and bring in a tree surgeon to do the job. NOT this year, because I like the work and still feel young and fit enough to complete it.
I would like during 2015 to have more of these celebrations.......and will make a concerted effort to do so. Spending time with family is so important.
All has worked out well.....she has made many new friends at her new school and is very happy.
She is doing exceptional well in her studies, loves her teachers.........she is now in the school choir and after school drama classes :)
Also it is the host plant of the Cinnabar moth.
BUT it is toxic to livestock so I must make sure it has not escaped the garden and seeded itself on neighbouring land.
I wish you all a very healthy and happy New Year and am so looking forward to reading your blogs as we stroll through 2015 together.
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Monday, 29 December 2014
A game of hide and seek in the garden was such fun. Although it was cold, wrapped in woollen jumpers and bobble hats it did not seem to matter. To see the Grandchildren laughing, cheeks rosy ............a family coming together, at this special time of year.
When I planned the garden 13 years ago, I wanted a garden that had flowers all year.
Not for me, although I love my plants, but for the bumble bees that nest in the garden.
I was fortunate just before Christmas Day to see a queen bumble bee feeding on the Mahonia blooms. I cannot describe the absolute joy this brings.
To help nature survive these cold winter months is a privilege.
I am now looking forward to Spring. As each day passes we are given a little more light, and to any gardener that is something to look forward to.