A little of this and too much of that!

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!

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

Almost in a vase on a Monday………

This year spring is a cold affair with a penetrating northerly wind imprisoning the landscape in monochrome frigidity. As I walk down to the cottage garden across the field there is not a daisy, celandine or dandelion with a floral offering to welcome Persephone to these norther shores. However, in the shelter of the garden… Continue reading Almost in a vase on a Monday………

The smallest thing

There are times when the small irritations in a gardener's life can begin get out of perspective e.g. when the rabbits start digging up new plants and eat all the flower buds off the alliums or when you realise that the only way to get the mint out of the herb garden is to dig… Continue reading The smallest thing