12 Days of Christmas

pollen beetles on brassica flowers

Day 11: Green Fingers and Fairy Dust I have never lost the sense of wonder and excitement that is generated when I plant seeds. From opening the packet, to placing the seeds in the earth, the gentle application of water and then the growing sense of anticipation as I watch and wait for the seeds… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Beetroot Cylibdrica

Day 9: Vegetable Delight My Head Gardener, who is always right, insists that food is the best form of winter fuel. On a cold day there is nothing better than a bowl of hearty vegetable soup, a rich casserole or a tray of roasted root vegetables to restore the inner glow. Winter food needs rich… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas

Galanthus elwesii 'Mrs Macnamara', Snowdrop

Day 2: Galanthus elwesii 'Mrs Macnamara' For many Christmas may have been a little more low key, minimalist or subdued than usual; perhaps solitary but I hope not lonely. Christmas for the Croft Gardeners is always secular and modest, but perhaps with a touch of hedonism as befits the Winter Festival. Today it is raining… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas

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