Wednesday 12 December 2018


We all need sparks of relief from the dull days of Winter.

Monday 10 December 2018


I have a large collection of orchids.   This is one of my favourites.    It flowered for most of the Summer and has just come into bloom again.

Friday 7 December 2018


and creeping moss.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Corkscrew Hazel

Love its framework in Winter.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Woodland garden.

Green is never boring.

Wednesday 28 November 2018


that I find in the garden.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Teasel seedhead.

Much loved by Goldfinch.

Saturday 24 November 2018

Wednesday 21 November 2018

A sure sign,

that the Sparrow Hawk is hunting in the garden.

Saturday 17 November 2018


The dragon looks shocked :)

Friday 16 November 2018

Mountbatten Rose.

Picked from the garden yesterday.

Thursday 15 November 2018

Oak Gall.

Found amongst leaf litter.   The gall is attached to the leaf.

Wednesday 14 November 2018


Tiny fungus growing amongst moss.   Mini habitat.

Tuesday 13 November 2018

My beautiful Nella.

Watching rabbits from a distance.

Monday 12 November 2018

Autumn/Winter colour.

Mahonia, just coming into bloom.

Sunday 11 November 2018


All those that have lost their lives in wars past and present.

Saturday 10 November 2018

Thursday 8 November 2018

Ornamental cherry.

Trees are a fabulous addition to any space.
Do you have a favourite tree in your garden?

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Buttery leaves and red hips.

Rosa rugosa.   Love this colour combination.

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Restless night.

Storms, high winds and heavy rain.

You never know who is watching you :)

Moth at the front door.

Monday 5 November 2018

Confit pot.

A gift from my husband.

Sunday 4 November 2018


It's all about trees.

Saturday 3 November 2018

White roses.

Brought in from the cold.

Friday 2 November 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018

Rose hip.


Wednesday 31 October 2018


Seed pods.

Tuesday 30 October 2018


Looking up.

Monday 29 October 2018

Fading flowers.

Goodbye Summer.

Sunday 28 October 2018

Thursday 18 October 2018

Romantic roses.

 Acers, beautiful Acers.     The colours of Autumn.
 Golden carpets.     The gardener is happy to enjoy this moment.   Clearing leaves is not on her mind.
 Roses are in abundance.  
 Astonishingly beautiful.
 I have never known a year like it.
 The incredibly mild October has suited them.
What a bonus for the gardener.      

Tuesday 9 October 2018

October is..........

 gold on blue
 and sleeping solitary bees waiting for Spring.
 Empty nests
 and hibernating hedgehogs.
 Jewel wasps that will never see another Summer.
Late flowering Asters
 and lone bumble bees.
 Faded flowers
and ruby red leaves.

Beautiful days.
Hope you are in touch with the outside world and enjoying each and every moment.   I am.

Sunday 23 September 2018

Autumn is here but thoughts of Spring are never far away.

 Early morning Muse.....I like the white daffs and red tulips together.
 An old favourite Angelique and a new one for me tres chic.    Ballerina and Blue parrot have also been purchased.   I am thinking ahead.      Well us gardeners do, don't we :)
 Autumn baskets are planted with heather, ivy and viola.   A pretty combination, me thinks.
 My wonderful neighbour delivered a large trailer of well rotted horse manure, so beds and borders have all been top dressed ready for Winter.
Another dear friend gave me 36 foxglove.    All planted and looking good.
 And we have grapes,  they taste delicious.   Not enough for wine though :)
 Dahlia's are still flowering their little socks off.   I cannot remember a year when they have been so good.
This section of garden is my favourite.   I make sure I pass this area every day.   Rotting apples, that familiar scent that Autumn offers.     It takes me back to so many places I have enjoyed in a lifetime.

Loving about you??