Looking Good in the Garden

Generally speaking I do not go out a lot during the summer holidays as the roads are jammed, car parks full and places crowded. All things that do not appeal to me. But there are exceptions and given the autumnal weather we are currently experiencing I thought it would be nice to visit Trebah garden…

in my garden | project completed

Last year I made a start on a new ‘Gravel Garden‘ inspired by Beth Chatto’s garden in East Essex – a very grand name for basically removing half of my lawn in order to plant more flowers. It started well, but then I got bogged down because of my health (May) and then my son’s (July) who…

in my garden | Summer’s End

The monthly update on my garden went somewhat awry due to a family emergency in early July which meant my being away from home for most of the month. Arriving back in early August with the invalid in tow I found that the slugs and snails had once again decimated the few vegetables that I…

Monthly Photo Challenge: August

August in the UK is school holiday time and millions of visitors flock down to the south-west following the narrow ribbon that flows between Exeter and Penzance known to all as the A30, with the widening scheme around Bodmin causing current hold-ups and then the single lane section between Carland Cross to Chiveton Cross north…

Trencrom Hill: Late Summer

Long gone are the bluebells of spring, the purple foxgloves of early summer. Replaced now by golden oat-like grasses and magenta bell heather. It’s a remarkable nature play-ground. On the way up I couldn’t help noticing the grasses were much taller and almost hidden within them were tall, bright purple flowers that I had to…

in my garden | August

Just a few photos from my garden this month. So many flowers that attract the bees and flies – hoverflies, butterflies, iridescent blue and green flies. And yes, a few of them are wild flowers which some people might class as weeds, but I’m happy to give them room whilst they provide such rich pickings for…