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

Christmas Candles

Aloe striatula

The hardy aloe - Aloe striatula On a very grey, wet Hebridean morning I am unable to send you a vision of a snowy Christmas landscape with my seasonal greetings. So instead I offer some glowing floral spires from my greenhouse, a small gift of tropical sunshine.Thank you to everyone whose digital garden diaries have… Continue reading Christmas Candles

Week of Flowers

Wood Blewit Lepista nuda

Day Five 26 November 2020 You can discover a host of wonderful photographs of summer flowers posted by gardeners who are participating in Cathy's Week Of Flowers challenge to brighten these grey days by sharing their favourite and most colourful flowers from their 2020 gardens. I may be stretching the brief a little here, but… Continue reading Week of Flowers

Fruits of the vine

Cucumber passandra

Cucumber - Passandra What comes first the title or the photograph? Sometimes when out and about in the garden a plant or an insect will catch my eye and a line of poetry, quotation or a phrase will come to mind. On other days it will be the light shining through a leaf, the form… Continue reading Fruits of the vine