Sunday, 30 June 2013


I know, some of you have had the hottest day of the year so far, however we need a few of these tonight, However we have managed some gardening today and all the work of weaving willow branches every summer is paying off, structure is a big word, but I'm using it, loosely. The clematis, honeysuckles and virginia creepers are becoming established, I did however spy a mares tail, eeeeeeeeeeeek 

Monday, 17 June 2013

Colour Drenched Dusk.

This time of year is just a joy. The garden is lush with foliage and flowers and the edibles are plumping up nicely. Time to sit and reflect in the garden is a sweet pleasure on a warm and gentle evening even if the sky is dark and foreboding. In a way the sky is bringing forward the intensity of the all the blue flowers from cornflowers to aquilegeas which are so prolific this year.
The yellow buttercup meadows are the perfect backdrop to all this dusky colourful intensity. It's good to take a minute to look, and really, truly see.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Almost There.

Our peonies are almost open. It's such a shame that these majestic blooms are with us for such a short time.We are enjoying lovely warm and sunny days at the moment and long may they last. There will be lots of garden time this weekend that's a promise.