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

Chasing rainbows

August may seem rather early in the gardening year to be thinking about the planting plan for next summer, but this far north I can see autumn over the garden wall. The glory of our island cottage garden is short: it is slow to start, building up to an explosion of colour and then a… Continue reading Chasing rainbows