The Whites Of The Garden

The whites are coming … There are two types of white-flowering rambling rose in our garden and they’re popping open this week. For the glorious purity and grace of the moment, we also have white “mock orange” and some other white plants in bloom at the moment. The white lupins and white viola are amongst … Continue reading The Whites Of The Garden

Catching Up And A Mention For The Bees

Dear Readers, It has been a little while since I last sat down to focus on the blog and I must start by apologising for being scarce! We are now into June 2021 and the year, even in isolation / lockdown has been very ‘busy’ for me. I have been doing a juggling act of … Continue reading Catching Up And A Mention For The Bees

Vegetable Garden Musings on Earth Day 2021

Organic is best! Today is Earth Day. Yesterday I planted out the roots of parsley, from a supermarket pot of many stems, into the bed that my son had spread compost onto, before he returned to University a couple of weeks ago. The lupin nearby will be making the soil rich with nitrogen. The rhubarb … Continue reading Vegetable Garden Musings on Earth Day 2021

Keep Calm At Christmas

We heard the news last night, of greater restrictions across the United Kingdom.This has been a year of all sorts of uncertainty, changed plans, upheaval, disappointment ... and it has also held blessings.Now, we must decide what it is that we shall focus on. Each day we have the opportunity to choose what it is … Continue reading Keep Calm At Christmas

The Beautiful Blues Wave Sounds

https://videopress.com/v/iQdukMkB?loop=true&preloadContent=metadata I have a thing about blues, whites, ozone and the sounds of waves, anywhere in the world. This was filmed in March 2020, on the British East coast. Very maritime, don't you think?🎶💙🤍💙🤍🎶When I listen to the sound of the waves, I am transported back to a time in my life when I found … Continue reading The Beautiful Blues Wave Sounds

Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

As dawn breaks and the Autumn mists roll in, making the little valley beyond our property invisible, the birds in my organic garden are in full chorus ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZKLN3mjmI In the background, the urgent bellowing of bulls and the sounds of farm machinery, add another layer to the tone. Soon the leaves on the trees … Continue reading Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

Why Toss When You Can Recycle?

Did you know that I believe in recycling so much that this has extended to moving things that others would love to buy onto Ebay? We have very little that is wasted in our home and save lots of time, energy and money by reducing our need for purchases, as a household, even going so … Continue reading Why Toss When You Can Recycle?

Iffing Stress

In 'poetry' form, and on a serious note ... Iffing Stress   If booze is causing stress, stop drinking it. If work is causing stress, change jobs. If bad health is causing stress, become healthy. If the news is causing stress, stop listening to it. If television is causing stress, stop watching it. If EMF … Continue reading Iffing Stress

A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire

  These beautiful blooms, from my garden last Summer, are called "A Shropshire Lad". They're one of the David Austin Roses' selection of beautiful English roses. I planted one of these in our last garden in NSW, Australia, and have planted four on the walls of our home in Berwickshire, UK. They are such lovely … Continue reading A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire