Monday 12 February 2018

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 As most of you must know by now, the object of this garden is to bring in as much wildlife, as I can.    To be more accepting, to honour that with lives alongside me.
 Surely that is what life is about anyway.
 In my world, the moss is as beautiful as the hellebore.
 They are just different.
 Each has something to offer.
Special in their own right.

Have a good week and I hope the sun is shining for you.


  1. The sun is shining here today. It is beautiful yet deceiving. The wind is tempering my urge to get out in the garden and do some work. No hellebore blooms here as yet. I did find some buds on the hellebores on the South side of the house. They are well protected. I can hardly wait for a bloom. OOoooo the moss looks so pretty and healthy. The sweet little primroses are darling. So cheerful and colorful. If you had seen the destruction the rabbits are up to this winter you could imagine my rant. As you do, I also invite wildlife into the garden. I can hardly contain my ire when I find that they act like wildlife. This winter has been so severe here that the rabbits are eating EVERYTHING. ugh... My new crabapple tree....whine... I can only hope it will survive. It is now fenced but I can't fence my whole garden. Or can I???? I hope your week is going along well and good.

  2. Morning Lisa,
    The weather here has been up and down. Sunny one day, next day rain also frost and ice. There could be snow today. I am amazed at this stage how well the plants are doing.

    I have moss everywhere but that is normal for this low lying area.
    I really love it. It somehow gives atmosphere to a garden.

    I do not think I will ever be without a rabbit issue. Once again I have holes all over the grass. Plants chewed, bulbs dug up purely for the sake of it. I have learnt to accept it, after all it has been happening for fifteen years :)
    My crab apples etc all have tree guards, and many plants have netting around them. It does not look good but when Spring comes and the new growth appears most will be hidden. Oh the woes of a gardener.

    Stay warm Lisa......hope you get warmer days soon.

  3. yes, I agree... there is beauty in all of it... and you captured is so perfectly.

  4. The moss is beautiful! As happy as I am to see new blooms, I am just as happy to see the bees, butterflies, and other insects that visit my garden. More and more I have come to realize that a garden isn't just for me, but for all the creatures that live here. I could do without voles, however:)

    1. Hi Rose,
      I think many are becoming aware of the importance of our garden.
      With habitat loss and other issues wildlife struggles.
      We can make a difference. It does not matter how small.

      Voles Ha!!
      Try a rabbit warren and yes I have one in the copse.

      Have a lovely week/