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

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?

Elevate Your Thinking

  About mindset in a troubled time ...   Elevate Your Thinking This is the perfect time for the world to learn the power of faith and elevated thinking. It behoves us all to stop spreading the F.E.A.R and instead to practise L.O.V.E. We plant a seed and we expect it to grow; the seed … Continue reading Elevate Your Thinking

Evening In The Heather Hills

  We sat way up in the heather hills, nibbling our daughter's deliciously crisp ginger biscuits, chatting as a foursome while the sun went down, marvelling at the rainbow that had only moments before arched in magnificence over us. Alone in the hills, we four and our hound, the powerful, full, rainbow seemed a promise … Continue reading Evening In The Heather Hills

Plants For Air Quality

With a certain amount of excitement on his part, and some natural trepidation shared, I delivered my son to university at the weekend - packed, prepped and ready to start his journey within the new academic arena of his choice. We arrived ... only to discover that my son's allocated hall of residence had just … Continue reading Plants For Air Quality

Sunday Morning Mindfulness

Quietly and sleepily sipping my first cup of Earl Grey tea early this morning, I slowly and absorbingly read the pages of a beautiful hardback book given to me by my mother and stepfather a few years ago.  I think it was a Christmas present - there will be a note inside to tell me, … Continue reading Sunday Morning Mindfulness

A Visit to RHS Harlow Carr in Spring

This is about more than just a garden visit. I am writing this blogpost retrospectively, having visited RHS Harlow Carr in early Spring this year.  Our visit this time, occurred just as the buds were opening on the blossom trees (prunus of several types), the fresh leaves were unfurling in many shades of green on … Continue reading A Visit to RHS Harlow Carr in Spring