Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

The earth spins, the seasons change and each autumn I look at the photographs of the cottage garden and wonder at its metamorphosis and my complete inability to impose any sense of order. The basic structure of the garden is dictated by the landscape, the climate and my desire not to impede the view from… Continue reading Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

A change in the wind

Last Saturday I knew that our idyllic autumn weather was coming to an end. The weather forecasters were predicting the retreat of the high pressure allowing the intrusion of  Atlantic weather systems. Rain and strong winds were on the way. So it was time to remove the tender perennials, the scented-leaf pelargoniums, salvias, hyssop and… Continue reading A change in the wind