Grand Designs

We have come a long way from a run-down croft house in a tussocky field to a refurbished cottage with a working vegetable garden, fruit cages and a polytunnel. However, the dream of spending my winters by the fireside with bulb and seed catalogues remains ephemeral, as once again I'll be out and about in… Continue reading Grand Designs

The January Garden – Looking Both Ways

Janus Pater, firstborn of Roman deities, presides over all transitions and beginnings, the door keeper, guardian of the new year, and custodian of the calendar, from whom January takes its name. In deference to Janus I am ambivalent about January - the lengthening days tell me to look forward as spring is coming, but the… Continue reading The January Garden – Looking Both Ways