Spring Squill, Scilla verna, on Mingulay If you have ever wandered along the coastal cliffs of the north and west of the British Isles, you may have encountered one of the most delicate of our native spring flowers, the Spring Squill, Scilla verna. Nestling in the short turf or tucked into crevices, when abundant it… Continue reading Scintillating Scillas
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
Day Three 24 November 2020 Today I am aiming to induce not just a smile, but an enormous grin, as my contribution to Cathy's Week of Flowers. Please join us and help brighten these dark days. Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris It is a warm July afternoon and I have climbed over the fence into the… Continue reading A Week of Flowers
Photographing pyramidal orchids - definitely not enough of this! I thought it would be a little presumptuous to peer over the blogging garden wall and announce - "I'm back - remember me?"particularly as I couldn't invite you in for tea and cakes. It is hard to believe that the Croft Garden blog has been left… Continue reading A little of this and too much of that!
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