A Week of Flowers

Eucomis pole-evansi

Day One: 22 November 2020 Cathy at Words and Herbs has a beautiful garden in Bavaria. She has green fingers, is a talented cook and a gentle soul. So I am delighted to join her is posting photographs of flowers from my garden that have made me smile this year. I hope that the eclectic… Continue reading A Week of Flowers

Late Harvest

A succession of Atlantic depressions with accompanying heavy grey skies, squalls and westerly gales have done little to enlighten the short days of November. So I have had to admit defeat, cut down the tomato vines and gather the remaining crop of hard green fruits. Although I usually produce a good crop of tomatoes, some… Continue reading Late Harvest

Beauty in the eye of the beholder

While we were away, the wind blew and blew, it rained and rained again, the garden became more and more bedraggled and the only thing that grew in the polytunnel were the weeds. Meteorologically, spring may have officially sprung on 1 March, or alternatively, astronomically on 20 March, but we are still enduring the equinox… Continue reading Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Winter chores with a little help from my friends

Not a great deal happens on the croft during the winter months, just a meander around the estate to check the fences and the giant hedge, cast an eye over the desolate vegetable and cottage garden and scan the beach for driftwood. I also look in the polytunnel on a regular basis to ensure that… Continue reading Winter chores with a little help from my friends

January means January?

As January draws to a close we're still wrapped in a cocoon of grey spun from wet silvery threads of salty cloud whipped up from a plumbean sea by the breath of Zephyrus. The rain slowly dissolves the coating of salt from the windows to reveal a monochrome landscape highlighted only by a pale yellow… Continue reading January means January?