I have to admit that my lackadaisical approach to the blog and to a lesser degree the garden meant that I had forgotten about this month's End of Month View post until Steve over at Glebe House Garden reminded me.... Continue Reading →
2016 has been one of those weird years full of changes and challenges - both personal and more broadly. I pondered last night whether I should write this post in the bubble of my blog world or whether I should... Continue Reading →
"But the beauty is in the walking - we are betrayed by destinations" - Welsh poet Gwyn Thomas Having to some degree drifted through life for the last 10 years or so in the same job, the same house and... Continue Reading →
Curiously the mild winter we are having hasn't resulted in lots of flowers in the garden this Boxing Day. Last year I had a bumper count at 35 and I put this down to last year's mild winter but presumably... Continue Reading →
After the temples, culture and tradition of Kyoto, Naoshima was quite a surprise. Situated in the Seto Inland Sea to the south east of Kyoto, Naoshima is a small island known for its modern art museums. The island, with a... Continue Reading →
It's a strange thing that my thoughts about the garden are at their most clearest in the early hours of the morning when I am supposed to be asleep. I find myself seeing, with what feels like surprising clarity,... Continue Reading →
Sometimes the memories you take away from a trip aren't the ones you expect to and this is true of our trip to Mt Daisen. The intention had been that we were to hike for some 3 hours up Mt... 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