Kate Glen

Kate Glen

Regular visitors to this blog may have noticed that I am particularly fond of purple flowers, and also rather a fan of salvias.

Merlin

Merlin

In the third year since our purchase at the Malvern Spring Show, Dierama ‘Merlin’ has really found its stride this year.

Splash

Splash

There’s no denying that our terrace could do with weeding: however, the occasional interloper like this one makes me smile.

Cordial

Cordial

With this year’s blackcurrant crop, we decided to try making a cordial.

Dyffryn in June

Dyffryn in June

Earlier last month, I enjoyed a tranquil walk around Dyffryn Gardens, covering most of the arboretum and more structured gardens.

Watch

Watch

In the summer of 2010, I was thrilled when a beautiful dark purple poppy pushed its way up through the building rubble by the house.

Strewn

Strewn

On a recent visit to Dyffryn Gardens, just west of Cardiff, on a fairly dull day, I was mesmerised by the carpet of pink petals strewn across the ground beneath a venerable Cercis siliquastrum, carpeting a lovely set of stone steps.

Of Doubles And Dawn

Of Doubles And Dawn

At this time of year every day brings something new to discover in the garden – and this year I’m seeing our garden at hours of the day that I have fervently shunned in the past in favour of a warm bed…