Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Happy Sunday safari.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Saturday, 19 May 2012
The best thing about this plant is : rabbits do not like them, and for me, that has become quite an issue. At the moment they appear to be leaving them alone :)
I have been very careful with the changes I have made here and am looking forward to showing you the results. I love Trollius, and will at some point plant our native 'europaeus'
You might wonder why I did not do that initially. The reason is that the bloom of our native is very pale, and I wanted something that was just a little bit bolder :)
Happy Sunday safari.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Note: After some research have found out that this is the flower of Grando Violetto, an italian heritage broad bean. When the seeds are ready I may just take one pod to grow this variety in the garden next year. Apparently slugs love this plant so it may disappear before I can do that.
I enjoyed my walk with Nella.....we got home before it started raining again..........
The cold wet weather seems endless. The occasional day of warmth and sunshine is such a tease, it would be wonderful to have a full week of blue skies and sunshine. I live in hope :)
Saturday, 12 May 2012
A ribbon at a time
The steeples swam in amethyst
The news like squirrels ran.
The bobolinks begun
Then I said softly to myself
That must have been the sun!
I'll tell you how the sun rose....
The female blackbird looks as surprised as I am to see the sun two mornings in a row.
Rain is forecast for tomorrow but today I am going to enjoy every moment of blue skies and sunshine.
Happy Sunday Safari.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Walking the garden today I realised that I rarely write about the trees, that I have planted during my ten years at the farmhouse.
Silver birch are such dainty trees, and the hardiest of all broadleaves. The trees affinity with water encourages the growth of many forms of fungi.
My parents and brother have been tracing our family tree. Father's side shows a Horticulturist, and Mother's shows farm workers, hence my love of soil........
By chance yesterday I saw my neighbour, she keeps horses.
I think you know what's coming......I now have a lovely pile of manure behind the garage......it should be ready for the garden in a few months. Happy days :)
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Mason bees have left the units. There are few this year. The wet, cold weather will do them no favours. Fruit blossom lay on the grass, a soggy mass.
I found this little bee working its way through the Borage flowers. One little bee gives
me hope........that the weather pattern will break, if only for a short while and bring a little
sunshine back into our lives. Bless the bees. Happy Sunday safari.