a week of flowers

I shall be joining Cathy of ‘Words and Herbs’ in her aim to bring cheer to the dark days of December. Back in 2017 (can it really be five years ago?) I had an Alternative Advent Calendar on my flower blog showing the wonderful flowers that were in bloom along the George V Memorial Walk…

a week of flowers

I shall be joining Cathy of ‘Words and Herbs’ in her aim to bring cheer to the dark days of December. Back in 2017 (can it really be five years ago?) I had an Alternative Advent Calendar on my flower blog showing the wonderful flowers that were in bloom along the George V Memorial Walk…

Six on Saturday | Annual Round-up 2022

We have reached the time of year when I take stock of the garden over the past 12 months, reviewing the successes and the failures. It won’t surprise anyone who lives in the UK that this has been the driest year of the six I have been living in Cornwall. As I did in my…

Six on Saturday | till the cows come home

‚ÄúRemember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent To blow up the King and the Parliament Three score barrels of powder below Poor old England to overthrow…” Given the shambles of the British Parliament these…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #5

We are heading into my least favourite time of year when the clocks fall back tomorrow and it will be dark by 5:30 pm. I should have been born a bear so I could hibernate now until spring. After a fairly soggy week in which I did just manage to get the lawn mowed, but…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #4

As October draws to an end I am astonished to see so much colour in my garden. You do need to look for it amongst the death and decay, but fuchsias are still going strong, geraniums are flowering again and even roses are in bud. So let’s have a wander: The feature image is of…

a year of flowers

The challenge this week is to show our favourite flowers and why they are favourites, but I have far too many favourites for many different reasons so I have decided to have a trawl through every month of the year and choose just one from the many. Mostly from my own garden, but all from…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #3

A beautiful still and even warm day last Saturday meant that I was able to get most of my spring bulbs planted. The majority are in containers though I did make use of the newly emptied bamboo bed to plant some Alliums and Narcissi in the ground. They’ll be dug up next year though as…

Six on Saturday | October Colours #2

Another week of sunshine and showers and strong winds has kept me out of the garden on most days, though there are still a lot of things to get done, not least planting the spring bulbs. It’s becoming a challenge to find anything new in the garden, but some plants deserve another view. Like last…

A Late September Stroll

The nice thing about September in Cornwall is that it is a little quieter on the roads, though on a sunny day the beach car parks can still get full quickly. Holiday-makers without children or with under school-age children tend to flock down here once the schools start back for the autumn term and there…