Splash

Splash

January is drawing to a close already, and I am still rather conspicuous by my absence here in the blogosphere.

Golden

Golden

There I was, thinking that my return to work would allow me a little snatched time at the start or end of my working days to catch up with the mounting heaps of unread posts in my blog feed – and to write my own…

Catching Up

Catching Up

The garden is certainly taking something of a backseat this year… but there have been some changes.

Three

Three

There are many plants and combinations that are making me smile in our garden this week. Here are three that have caught my eye – and the camera.

August Dawn

August Dawn

In August, the sun rises behind the horse chestnut and beech trees where our garden boundary narrows.

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.