July Squares

This month Becky is running her square challenge where the only rule is that the main photo must be square – not rectangular – 4 equal sides. The subject this July is ‘Trees’. You are quite free to interpret that any way you want and post as frequently as you want. As I am running…

Black and White Sketch

I can’t go into much detail as to how this picture was created as it is simply one of the photo editing effects on my phone. Originally taken in colour I simply scroll along to the black and white pencil sketch and save. There are a lot of effects on the phone, my favourite is…

Six on Saturday | Yellow and Purple

It’s been a wet and windy week so work has stopped on the new gravelled area, though turf has been removed. And I have been considering a few more changes. Towards the back of the garden in the raised beds area there is a lot of yellow and purple, which made me look around my…

Six on Saturday | July Jewels

I don’t feel like I have done anything in the garden this week except for endless weeding. How DO you get rid of bindweed? I have got more pebbles and cobbles and finally found the energy to finish removing the turf yesterday. I’ll leave it a few days to settle and then get the plants…

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 June. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed…

Hayle: Carnsew Pool & River

On my way to the supermarket last week I was distracted by the colour of the water as I crossed the causeway. I am used to seeing shades of aquamarine in the sea, but rarely this colour in the river. So before doing the weekly shop I had a stroll along the river. It was…

Six on Saturday | Gravel Garden Part 3

Another odd sort of week with sunshine and fog and varying temperatures! I have been working on the new section of the gravel garden, planting some new plants and emptying all my spring bulb containers. That was a horrid job and nearly every container had a mass of slugs hiding at the bottom. Most very…

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…