Square January #23

heading UPHILL Always the optimist, Becky is hoping that 2021 will be a more positive year as we march onwards and upwards. Yes, the theme for January Squares is the word ‘up’ and as usual she invites us all to join her in a month of ‘ups’ of any description. The only absolute rule is that your main photograph…

Looking for Camellias

We picked a sunny day on Saturday for another garden walk, this time driving to the Trebah Gardens which lies on the Helford River. I was hoping to find some of the autumn/winter flowering camellias, but apart from one white one which was flowering too high for me to get a decent photo, the camellias…

Thoughts on a Tuesday

The wide terrace in front of Trelissick House was bathed in sunshine on Sunday afternoon. A great spot to sit and absorb some essential Vitamin D and admire the view of the Carrick Roads (estuary of the  River Fal)

Garden Walk in Winter

When visiting a garden in winter you have to adjust your expectations and seek out  patterns, shapes, and muted colours that don’t necessarily call out to you when the garden is otherwise full of colour. Different kinds of moss, lichens and bark now have their time for you to closely observe. Take your time to…

Six on Saturday | Storm Jorge

And still the storms continue. I think I said this last week… I’m not a person who gets the blues very often and I soon shake them off, but this interminable weather is really starting to affect my mood. Not being able to visit a Cornish garden in spring is torture, and I can’t even…

Six on Saturday | Blustery Saturday

And still the storms continue. But in a brief hour of sunlight I nipped out into the garden to examine the damage. A cold and blustery wind did not make taking photographs easy, but needs must. First some more shots of the lovely Crocus Chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’ and ‘Cream Beauty’ and Crocus ‘Orange Monarch’  which still…

Six on Saturday | Light Bulb Moment

Looking through my window right now does not entice me outside into the garden. No sooner had we got rid of storm Ciara and the aftermath when Dennis made his way over the Atlantic. It’s alright naming these storms, but people now seem to think these are the only storms we are experiencing as only…

Winter trees

The current stormy conditions are keeping me indoors, so time to look at some of the photos that I took before the end of the year but never made it onto the blog. This is a photo that has been shown before, but not quite like this. The way these trees frame the lane on…

Six on Saturday | Early Bulbs

This week was described as a ‘quiet’ week by the weathermen. Calm days with some sunshine though some mist and frost in places and some gentle sunsets. I continued my daily pottering though limited to cutting down some of the old growth on the perennials and ferns and turfing out more Bittercress from the borders…