Dear Robert and Rosemary Rabbit,
You have dug holes in the lawn. Some plants in the circular bed have been chewed and the roots exposed. Your latrines now extend from one end of the garden to the other.
Whilst I try to sleep, you have your parties.
Have I not been patient? Did I not feed you during the bad winters of 2010/2011?
Ten years of battles..........well the war is over. I am waving my white flag.
I give in........you win :(
Lady in the farmhouse.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
95 years old and still in tact. A childs book....how to id British butterflies and capture them for your collection. The Victorians would net them and bring them home to put in glass cases to adorn their sitting room walls. Thankfully that no longer happens. What I wanted to show you is the illustrations, so different from today but so beautiful in their simplicity.
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Last autumn in a moment of madness i bought one Broad-leaved Helleborine. I would not usually be so extravagant but decided to take a chance with this little beauty. A native and one that grows amongst oak and beech she now nestles in the heart of my little wood.
The specialist told me to plant and leave. I have done just that. They are unpredictable plants but if conditions are right they will bloom. I live in hope:)
Monday, 9 January 2012
Mr P will not be amused, he hates trays of plants in the house but he is such a sweet man, I know he will forgive me :)
Thursday, 5 January 2012
This is our drive. Fortunately Mr P had the ditches cleared in the autumn, so this water will eventually drain away.
I wished for rain at the beginning of the year......we have drought orders waiting in the wings.
As mother always says, be careful what you wish for.....I should have said 'a little rain please'
I cannot imagine that the drought orders will be put in place now.....