Finally the first snowdrops are flowering so I thought I would feature some in this week's Monday vase, plus it means I get to enjoy them in the evening when I get home from work rather than only at weekends.... Continue Reading →
It is cold and foggy today, not a day for gardening at all which is good as I need to rest my arm having strained some previously injured tendons a couple of weeks back when I was planted... Continue Reading →
I haven't written about my trip to Japan for a while but when thinking about how I would address the 'awkward' photo meme I found myself remembering the hikes we made in the temperate rain forest on Yakushima island. Yakushima... Continue Reading →
This meme has made me somewhat obsessive about seeking out something to put in a vase on Monday. I realised that this was the case when I got quite excited to spot some bergenia flowers when my eldest moved his... Continue Reading →
How jolly my blog has been included in the top 50 gardening blogs of 2016 by Lawnstarter.com. I am really pleased as the list includes lots of my long term blogging friends especially from the USA. If you are looking... Continue Reading →
Week 2 of the Weekly Photo Challenge has indeed been very challenging and I haven't enjoyed it as much as last week's. The theme is 'Card'. I have pondered and pondered and I was going to go to the local... Continue Reading →
So this week's In a Vase on Monday (thats two weeks now) is foliage from the garden, with the obligatory munched corner courtesy of the slugs. I think it is a good demonstration of how a winter garden doesn't have... Continue Reading →
Hi, welcome to blog.
I have been blogging mainly about my garden since 2008 but my proper job is in higher education administration.
I have been very lucky since I started to blog to meet lots of interesting people, learn loads about plants, and visited lots of amazing gardens. These days my posts aren't as regular as they used to be because of work commitments but whenever I come across something interesting or beautiful that I think readers might enjoy I shall try to share it with you