Realising the Vision

Croft garden

Creating a Garden 2: the Grand Tour Although we have clear blue skies, the sun still slinks low over the horizon and its weak winter rays are insufficient to penetrate the frost. This is a garden tour that bears no resemblance to a wonderful Sunday afternoon amble around a perfect English Yellow Book Garden. There… Continue reading Realising the Vision

Finding the Vision

house in a meadow

Creating a Garden 1 In the beginning there was a house in a coastal meadow, then there was a shed and then there was a garden. Originally, I thought that the house sitting amongst wildflowers with panoramic views required nothing more. Unfortunately this was a romantic illusion. In winter there are no wildflowers, the sunny… Continue reading Finding the Vision

A Week of Flowers

Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum

Day Six 27 November 2020 My garden is too exposed for climbers and shrubs, but our native honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is more of a scrambler than a climber. Tucked in a sheltered corner it rambles and roams through the rocks and driftwood, and meanders along the wall. Each year it is severely pruned by the… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

Eschscholzia caespitosa

Day Four 25 November 2020 On dreich November days we all need a little something to remind us of the sunshine. Today my contribution to Cathy's Week of Flowers is a collecion of plants which will only flower when the sun comes out. It is still not to late to contribute, so why not visit… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

A Week of Flowers

Erigeron glaucus

Day Two 23 November 2020 A gentle offering for the second day of Cathy's Week of FlowersPlease have a look at the other contributions (links on Cathy‚Äôs blog: Words and Herbs) and start the week with a smile. Beach Aster Erigerion glaucus Beach Aster or Seaside Fleabane is the perfect plant for my rock and… Continue reading A Week of Flowers