The thing about Grace

My first visit to a walled garden was four years ago. Since then I have relished any opportunity to visit them especially during summer. Not too far from where I live we have probably one of the finest walled rose gardens in the country called the Wynward Hall Rose Garden. Last Saturday I went with … Continue reading The thing about Grace

Some of my favourite things

This past weekend while I was doing a few jobs around the garden I started thinking about what my next blog should be about. Humming the sound of music tune to myself ' these are a few of my favourite things' it suddenly struck me. I could write about my favourite plants flowering right now … Continue reading Some of my favourite things

See the beauty in the common

It's been over a month since I published an article on my blog and it's not been due to lack of material, but insufficient free┬átime to craft my words properly . This particular one has been in draft form for a few weeks now as I've had a very hectic work and home life and … Continue reading See the beauty in the common

Red Robins and Bridal Wreaths

Red is my favourite colour and so are the leaves of the Photinia fraseri plant. Photinia's also known as red robin are quite unusual because from what I know and remember they retain their redness throughout the year. They actually start out as green leaves but colour over time as the leaves mature. Photinia's provide … Continue reading Red Robins and Bridal Wreaths

Could be a Celebrity?

This week has seen the beautiful Forsythia(pictured here in my garden) come to its own. Not to be confused with Bruce Forsyth or any other celebrity for that matter. Forsythia is named in honour of William Forsyth a founding member of the Royal Horticulture Society. It's buds started forming early in March and have opened … Continue reading Could be a Celebrity?

Not just a daffodil

I've wanted to write a blog like since forever and even once had a stab at it but as with many things it didn't really take off. I kind of knew that whatever I wrote about would have to be about something I really loved or was passionate about so a few things came to … Continue reading Not just a daffodil