The Optimists Garden

When the start of the year is wet and windy and the croft garden is repeatedly battered by 70-90 mph gales, I should really declare the cottage garden out-of-bounds. A walk round the garden on a cold blustery afternoon in early February is enough to depress even the most optimistic gardener. There are times when… Continue reading The Optimists Garden

I’ll be back…………….

The time is fast approaching for my annual grand tour of the big island. I've been shorn, coiffured, scrubbed, steamed, plucked, exfoliated, manicured, pedicured and every other ....ed you can think of. I've cast aside the worn jeans, the ancient jacket with frayed cuffs, the baggy woolly jumpers, thick socks and gardening boots. I've had… Continue reading I’ll be back…………….