Regular visitors to this blog may have noticed that I am particularly fond of purple flowers, and also rather a fan of salvias.
In the third year since our purchase at the Malvern Spring Show, Dierama ‘Merlin’ has really found its stride this year.
There’s no denying that our terrace could do with weeding: however, the occasional interloper like this one makes me smile.
With this year’s blackcurrant crop, we decided to try making a cordial.
Towards the end of June, I visited the gardens at West Green House, near Hartley Wintney, for the first time, with my Mum and LO.
Earlier last month, I enjoyed a tranquil walk around Dyffryn Gardens, covering most of the arboretum and more structured gardens.
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.
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.
I find myself fascinated by lighthouses.
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…