The Glory of Autumn

It’s been a while since I did a post about the lanes around me, having nowhere else to go during the lockdowns of 2020  and 2021 meant that once we were free to go wherever we wanted to I lost the incentive to explore locally, but the lanes are still there and there is always…

Celebrating Autumn

Time to join in once again with Dawn’s annual “Festival of Leaves” autumn challenge where  she invites us to share our photos of the autumn (fall) season. Not much sign of autumn leaves yet in this part of the world, but these flowers are very much part of autumn. Festival of Leaves #1 | Naked…

Six on Saturday | Autumn Equinox

As we head towards Michaelmas and the end of September things in the garden begin to quieten down. And soon the leaves will fall and the perennial plants will decay. For now though here are six things in the garden on a Saturday. My Amarine ‘Anastasia’  a hybrid of Nerine bowdenii and Amaryllis belladonna which…

In My Neighbourhood

In my neighbourhood is a tag I have used for posting about things and places around me. Usually the lanes and the hill. Anything within walking distance. Which includes a pair of granite and whitewashed Cornish cottages. Nothing unusual about that you may say, not in Cornwall, where they are two a penny, but what…

Six on Saturday | Herb Garden

I have a few thoughts about this area of my garden. For one thing the wooden raised beds are rotting, so they need replacing so… do I buy a greenhouse or potting shed and have a couple of smaller metal raised beds in front of it. There is enough space, but I do have the…

Six on Saturday | What a Week That Was!

The death of a Queen, the accession of a new King and a new Prime Minister has made this the most extraordinary of weeks. And after weeks of dry weather and warm sunshine the arrival of gales and storms, heavy rain and blustery showers has made it a very difficult week to get outside and…