What better way to start a day off work than with an early morning trip to the beach?
Through these long hot summer days, the garden has filled out, knitting across any lingering gaps with a gentle progression of colour.
A couple of days after returning from our recent week away, we lost our beloved cat Xander: another casualty to our ‘quiet’ country lane.
For a week we swapped our hills for the rather more impressive peaks of the Austrian Alps.
As May drew to a close, the garden was alight with flares of early summer colour.
I lost the label for the small peony I bought at Malvern some years ago, before I could commit its name to memory.
The earliest aquilegias, or granny’s bonnets, are swarming through our garden.
Last weekend was a three-day break for many in the UK, thanks to the bank holiday, and as usual we took the opportunity to catch up in the garden.
How many times can you move a botanic garden? For Bristol University Botanic Garden the answer stands at three times.
I found myself quite captivated by one of our clumps of the fuchsia-pink Barcelona tulips, now in their third year here, as I took a rest from working in the spring sunshine on Good Friday.