Earth Day

Earth Day 2022 theme is “Invest In Our Planet”. But what can we as individuals do? Greener energy like heat source pumps and solar panels, insulating our homes better, driving electric cars are all good ideas, but come at a cost that many people cannot afford. I’d use public transport more, but living in a…

festival of spring #4

April so far has a been one day warm sunshine and showers, the next frigid winds and mizzle. But the spring flowers still continuing to dazzle us with their beauty. This week something else from my own garden, I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12…

Six on Saturday | Easter Saturday

This week’s post comes from another garden, not mine as I am away celebrating the 18th birthday of my second eldest granddaughter who lives in Surrey. I couldn’t miss SoS this week though as it is my 4th anniversary of joining in with the gang of sixers, warmly hosted by the Prop, who despite spending…

festival of spring #3

Although these Muscari (Grape hyacinths) have appeared in my Six on Saturday a few times already, they are proving to be a true delight this year, flowering their little socks off for weeks on end. So before they fade away I thought I would give them one more chance to shine. (The header image is…

Six on Saturday | April Showers

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. Charles Dickens The above quote could well be true of the weather this week, with sunshine and a lot of windy weather thrown in. But the…

Virginia Woolf’s St Ives

“It was a windy, noisy, fishy, vociferous, narrow-streeted town; the colour of a mussel or a limpet; like a bunch of rough shellfish clustered on a grey wall together.” “There were then days of pure enjoyment – I conceive them at St Ives most readily” From the garden of Talland House (above Porthminster Beach) where…

festival of spring #2

Tulips make me happy. Although I have learned to love other spring bulbs over the last six years I still look forward to the time when my tulips open. These though are not mine. They were flowering in the Mediterranean biome at the Eden Project when I visited at the end of March. Definitely my…

Six on Saturday | April arrives

Looking back at early April 2020 I was surprised to see so many tulips in flower. And at the beginning of this week I only had my new species tulips in bloom. By the end of the week though all had changed. But I shall leave the tulips for the moment and have a look…