Posted in July 2012

July Review

July Review

The first half of July was a damp squib across these isles, and I gratefully abandoned our shores for a week of gratuitous foreign sunshine mid-month. I returned a week ago, to find that summer had finally found her way here, and the garden had unfurled in the long-awaited sun and higher temperatures. Advertisements

Snapshots From An Island

Snapshots From An Island

We step out of the plane, blinking and stretching in the bright light and sudden blast of heat, and make our careful way down the set of metal steps that have just been driven up.

Creative Licence

Creative Licence

Is this the work of a leafcutter bee upon this Alchemilla mollis leaf? Or a slug with OCD? The slightly imperfect symmetry is quite startling…

Fireworks of July

Fireworks of July

Mid-July and the garden is full of so many different flowers that it would be impossible to do justice to each one in a single post. I shall restrict myself, then, to some of the highlights.

When It Rains

When It Rains

After deluges of rain on Saturday morning, when water running off the fields turned our country lanes into rivers, and the weight of one of our soggy hanging baskets proved too much for the screws holding the newly fixed bracket up, it’s been a welcome return to sunshine for the past few days, with only … Continue reading

The Rewards of Patience

The Rewards of Patience

Two years ago, with the extensive work on our house slowly coming towards the end, and parts of the garden being finally cleared of rubble, I ordered a small selection of biennial seeds in a flash of optimism that at last I could begin to grow something towards the garden we would be creating. Sown … Continue reading

Pink Frills

Pink Frills

Pink has never been one of my favourite colours; it features rarely in my wardrobe, though I do have a fairly new rose-pink cardigan, and a black satin dress with a hot pink sash ribbon. But I digress…