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

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

A Moment Away From The Tech

I took a moment today, away from humming old computer and the up to the minute laptop screen to go outside and feel the light and warmth. It is almost the middle of August, soon Autumn will be upon us and temperatures will plummet, but for now it is warm and the warmth makes my … Continue reading A Moment Away From The Tech

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

Snowdrops And Fortitude

Pictured above, snowdrops in our garden, just beginning to spread their carpets of beauty in the first month of the new year.  Snow has not yet fallen, but the snowdrops are creating the elegance of white calm on the ground. In various social media spaces lately, I've seen fleeting mentions of a ten year challenge.  … Continue reading Snowdrops And Fortitude

In The Winters Of Life

In the Winters of Life, everything shows up more clearly. Seasons come and seasons go. When we pare it all back to the basics, we see what really matters ... but there is also much that cannot be seen with average sight or understanding. Sometimes we have to take it deeper and check in on … Continue reading In The Winters Of Life