Six on Saturday | Summer Roses

Elsewhere in the UK people have been enjoying a heatwave this week. We Cornish folk are happy just to see the sun! At least all the bigwigs have left taking their gas-guzzling blacked-out SUVs with them, the helicopters, the jets and the hundreds of police vehicles. The carbon footprint of this event must have exceeded…

Red Arrows G7 Display

Life in my little corner of Cornwall was badly disrupted last week as roads were closed and a cordon was erected around the unassuming village of Carbis Bay. An event known as the G7 summit was being held and with it hundreds of police were drafted in. I kept away from any of the hullabaloo…

Update of a Cornish Hedge

In 2019 I decided to revamp the Cornish hedge which borders one side of my car park / utility area of my garden. You may remember that it was full of nettles and brambles and grass. In the autumn of 2019 my son helped me to repair the end of the hedge and I pulled…

Six on Saturday | More Geraniums

Hardy geraniums that is. Not pelargoniums, even though I still see them labelled as such in supermarkets and garden centres (and nurseries who should know better). I have bought some of the bedding ones to fill a pot or two, but hardy geraniums are the ones you plant into the ground and they (should) come…

hey human

Many of you may have heard about the G7 summit which is taking place in my little corner of Cornwall. Where the streets have been turned into a no-go area and residents live behind a curtain of steel. But you may not have heard anything about the music recorded through a collaboration with groups of…

Six on Saturday | Summertime

and the livin’ is easy… Back in Cornwall for this week’s six and after a week away in nearby Somerset most of my week has been spent in the garden, weeding and pulling out the FMNs, visiting a nursery for compost for the tomatoes and peppers, and potting up some summer annuals. The weather has…

last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for May. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…

Cornish beaches: Basset’s Cove

First time here, though I have stopped often along the North Cliffs as there is a rather pleasant and flat walk giving you marvellous open sea views and the added bonus of wild flowers. I especially like it in late summer for the different shades of heather that bloom along this coastal path. Now though,…

Six on Saturday | 22 May

I had two sets of new arrivals this week. Some are perennials for the extended gravel garden, others are annuals for patio pots and some tomato, aubergine and sweet pepper plugs. It’s not been the best of weeks for planting things outdoors with wind and rain and now gales, (nor ideal for photographs, hence the…

A Bluebell Walk

Eventually the rain cleared away this week so that we could go on a bluebell walk. Although there are bluebells in our  lanes and on the hill, I wanted to visit a different location. One which is not too far away and which takes me on another of my favourite roads here in the west…