The rose I thought I had killed is alive and well Continue reading A News Update From my Garden: 30 August 2020
Look out for my next post about Strongbow as the 850th anniversary of his arrival in Ireland approaches. Continue reading Weekend Walk in the Garden #19: 9th Auguit 2020
In the greenhouse the tomatoes are ripening. The picture is misleading, however: they are not as large as they seem! Continue reading Weekend Walk in the Garden #18 – 2nd August 2020
That blank corner is the lingering evidence of a mistake I made this winter. Continue reading Weekend Walk in the Garden #15: 12th July 2020
Marigolds (Calendulas) are ubiquitous in this garden. They readily self-seed. They are not alone in this regard: Aquilegias (Columbine), Jacob’s Ladder, Alchemilla Mollis and Sweet William are among the other plants that pop up in strange places. Continue reading A Weekend Walk in my Garden #3: 19th April 2020.
The cottage did not have a front garden or lawns. It did have a kitchen garden, separated from the cobbled yard by a low stone wall and accessed via a wooden gate. The garden contained fruit trees – apple, damson … Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnings #6 – Leaving Paradise
For the first few weeks after we moved in to oiur new house, thoughout the summer of 2011, work continued around the site, although a lot of the time it seemed that it was more a matter of the two … Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement #4: More Books and a Garden.
In the run up to retirement I was repeatedly asked “What are you going to do with your time?” I was in no doubt, and told anyone who asked, that writing and painting were things I’d always wanted to do. … Continue reading Monday Memories – Life After Retirement: #1 The first two years
It’s a symbol of the earliness of the season. There are daffodils everywhere, some of mine began opening 4 weeks ago. Continue reading The First Rose of . . . February!
At 77 digging is noticeably hard work these days so I’m going to embrace change, leave my spade in the shed, and have a go at “no-dig” gardening. My parents would probably turn in their graves at the thought! Continue reading For Goodness Sake Stop Digging! #WATWB