A Favourite Rugosa Rose

One of my most favourite fragrances in our organic country garden, is captured exquisitely in the Rugosa rose “Roseraie de l'Hay”. I love to dry these, too, for pot pourri. It is important to take moments to “stop and smell the roses”, something I absolutely love to do. What do you love? Mindfully, Holly x … Continue reading A Favourite Rugosa Rose

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

Books As Friends And Holly’s Reading List Update

Who loves to read? Do you love to read to grow, to learn, to relax, to be inspired, motivated, guided ... or do you simply like to have a few books lying around or sitting prettily on a surface in your styled space? Since I was a little girl, I have loved to read. I … Continue reading Books As Friends And Holly’s Reading List Update

The First Mince Pie And Musings

I had my first mince pie of the season for afternoon tea on 23rd Dec 2020. It was laced with blessings, made with love. I ate it slowly, carefully, mindfully. I had mixed the fruit brew on 22nd, while our ancient Land Rover was being made roadworthy, emergency repairs at a garage mechanics’ workshop (not … Continue reading The First Mince Pie And Musings

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

How Will You Lift The Vibe?

How are you getting on?Are you working from home and finding it too much?Are you finding it tough to keep on top of your 'Do' or your 'Be' list? Is the atmosphere getting to you, for any reason? Is the load overwhelming?What ONE thing can you do (or decide to not do) to make a … Continue reading How Will You Lift The Vibe?

Make An Impact

How are you handling the ups and downs, the ins and outs, the yin and the yang, the black and the white of life? 🤍 . Are you learning and growing? 🤍 . Are you practising new skills? 🤍 . Are you looking for ways to extend yourself a little beyond your comfort zone each … Continue reading Make An Impact

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