Flutterby Butterfly

Its nearly the end of November but in the height of the midday day sun I spotted this beautiful creature in the garden.  So not expecting this on a winters day but so delightful to see.       Flutterby Butterfly Into a field of buttercups Soak it up have your sup Drink it in … Continue reading Flutterby Butterfly

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Don’t let the sun go down

We are well into autumn, the days are getting shorter and the colours around have never been more striking. The contrasts between the vibrant colours of the changing leaves and the darker moodier sky captures the imagination..  Keep the colours trooping and add in some pots or hanging plants to enhance the vibe. Pansies and violas … Continue reading Don’t let the sun go down

Where did you come from my lovely

With ample blossom, snowdrops and the beginnings of the narcissi blooming about it would appear that Spring is emerging.  Time perhaps to start thinking about getting seeds in for cultivating your summer window boxes and baskets.  As bedding can get quite expensive why not save seeds from last years pots and plant them to grow your … Continue reading Where did you come from my lovely

Winter Warmers

Just like some people there are lots of plants that don't like the cold harsh Winters.  Some tend to die back underground in the depths of  it all and reappear in Springtime.  There are others who have less chance to  survive that way, so to keep them going I have acquired  for them a special house … Continue reading Winter Warmers

Haul in the Harvest

Bag up any seeds that you collect from fading flower heads this time of year.   Store them in a dark dry place.  You will then have an abundance to hand ready to plant early next spring Autumn is a great time for harvesting seeds to help you get your annual planting pots in full bloom for next year … Continue reading Haul in the Harvest

And the Hits Keep on Coming

Throughout July and August the blooms came and went in the garden giving ongoing and ever changing colourful displays to feast the eye.  It truly was a treat. Perrenial bulbs such as the lilly will give you endless pleasure year upon year and you can always add to them as the years go by. I … Continue reading And the Hits Keep on Coming

Sites to remember

Having spent the last six weeks  with a serious back injury (and a holiday on the side) I have been totally off gardening duties (and blogging duties) for quite some time.  Luckily the garden didn't need too much tending thanks to nature and it's generous rainfall this year and I still managed to capture the … Continue reading Sites to remember

Eternal Sunshine of the Occupied Mind

I love the satisfying circle of prolific self  seeders,  partnered with a combination of other perennial plants and bulbs,  my idea of a  perfect garden is complete, wild, natural and self perpetuating.  For plants that need a helping hand I like nothing better than to collect their seed heads in autumn, plant them in some … Continue reading Eternal Sunshine of the Occupied Mind