Category Archives: In my garden

Posts about life in my garden and thoughts/reflections directly related to it

Perfume for a wintery day…

I woke up to a fall of snow this morning.  It was what I’d describe as the ‘right sort of snow’ in that it dusted the rooftops and gardens but had not been enough to settle on the roads and … Continue reading

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First post of the year!

And I’ll open with a photo: This is the view from just outside my kitchen window, and my plan is to take a photo from the same spot at least once every week, for this year. I tried something similar … Continue reading

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At the end of the year…

I don’t get the whole New Year’s Eve party thing.  I never have done and can recall being at a party as a teenager and wondering why we wanted to make so much fuss about time passing, and with those … Continue reading

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Allotment update – the fate of the September sown seeds

At the beginning of this month I wrote how I had started off some hardy annuals from the Higgledy Garden ‘Seeds to Sow in September’ range.  Not only was this because I wanted to get some of my cut flower … Continue reading

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Requiem

For the first time ever I am going to have to destroy a plant.  Not anything no longer wanted, in which case I always try to re-home wherever possible; and my allotment will be the richer for a number of … Continue reading

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Allotment update

Work is progressing (albeit slowly) in the reclaiming of my allotment.  I usually have a couple of hours there every Sunday morning and reckon that at this rate it will take me a month of Sundays to get it into … Continue reading

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Introducing….

My gardening companions, although I would question the amount they actually contribute to the garden, especially when they take to digging in places where I really don’t need the extra help!  But even if they are fast asleep in the … Continue reading

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Sunlight and Shadows – using hard surfaces in the garden

My garden is only small; long and narrow, and with my passion for plants it could not really sustain enough grass to make keeping a lawn worthwhile.  That’s not to say I don’t like grass – a well kept lawn … Continue reading

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Live, from my garden

I’m writing this post in my garden, I won’t be sitting here long as there are tiny biting things in the air, but I just wanted to share the moment. It is so still, the birds are still singing, the … Continue reading

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The healing power of the garden

I’ve had one of those weeks; feeling totally frazzled and strung out with work and so tired.  So today I left the office early.  And spent some time weeding in my garden and now feel so much better.  I think … Continue reading

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