Tuesday 14th March 2023 – better late than never

I have neglected this blog terribly. How has so much of 2023 sped by already? I have taken countless photos over the past months with every intention of posting them, but somehow never found the energy or enthusiasm. The appearance of the cherry blossom has perked me up a bit and prompted me into action,Continue reading “Tuesday 14th March 2023 – better late than never”

Sunday 15th January 2023 – start where you are

A week away has kept me out of the garden but it sounds like the weather in Wales has been so atrocious that I wouldn’t have made it outside anyway. A break in the rain today found me itching to get muddy so I donned dungarees and got out there. It’s a mess. A soggy,Continue reading “Sunday 15th January 2023 – start where you are”

January 2023 – reasons to be cheerful… and, better late than never

Happy New Year! I’ve neglected both blog and garden terribly in the past month or so. The weather has been terrible, life has been very busy… I have a catalogue of excuses. I had every intention of posting here for New Year’s Day, but that didn’t happen… no matter. I must remind myself that gardeningContinue reading “January 2023 – reasons to be cheerful… and, better late than never”

A week in flowers – 4th December 2022

I didn’t get around to blogging this weekend and missed a day in Cathy’s floral week, but I think I’ve just about got time to post a floral reminiscence today as part of Cathy’s event. Pop over to see her at Words and Herbs and see some other photo selections from other people’s gardening year:Continue reading “A week in flowers – 4th December 2022”

A week of flowers (well nearly) – 1st December 2022

I have only just stumbled across ‘A Week of Flowers’ hosted by Cathy at Words & Herbs – she is encouraging us all to post photos of our summer flowers every day for a week, to brighten the winter gloom for those of us in the Northern hemisphere. Having just had our first frost ofContinue reading “A week of flowers (well nearly) – 1st December 2022”

In A Vase on Monday – 28th November 2022

After an absence, a post on IAVOM from me, in haste. I simply cannot get the hang of chrysanthemums. This year is my best year yet inasmuch as I did get some blooms at last, but these were on the end of rampant, tangled stems – I planted the plants in the greenhouse border andContinue reading “In A Vase on Monday – 28th November 2022”

Sunday 27th November 2022 – Good Enough

You wait weeks for a blog post then two come along at once… a low of 3 Celsius is promised tomorrow and the Met Office tends to underestimate the low in our exact location. I’ve been lulled into a false sense of security by the mild autumn and I needed to move quickly today toContinue reading “Sunday 27th November 2022 – Good Enough”

Six on Saturday 26th November 2022

Hello! I haven’t blogged or SoS’ed for ages, due to a combination of truly atrocious weather, an overwhelming schedule and a hefty dose of general malaise. Friday (yesterday) brought a brief moment of respite, so I grabbed it with both hands and got a spot of gardening done (though I still managed to cop forContinue reading “Six on Saturday 26th November 2022”