Snakes in the garden

I am beginning to think that my role as a gardener is limited to trying to maintain some semblance of order within the garden. I now know how Hercules felt when standing in front of the Augean stables with a pitchfork and a wheelbarrow! This "summer" has been more contrary than usual, some plants have… Continue reading Snakes in the garden

Brown and crispy round the edges

This is not a description of my garden not my home-made biscuits. So I am going to whisper this we've hardly had any rain for almost 3 months. I'm not sure what constitutes a drought, but my garden and the surrounding machair are parched. Now I know people on the big island have a surfeit… Continue reading Brown and crispy round the edges