The beautiful erigeron is starting to make itself at home in our organic country. I introduced it a few years ago.. This fairy tale plant always reminds me of beautiful gardens in England and of the talented British ‘plantswoman’, Edna Walling, who influenced and designed so many noted and beautiful gardens in Australia, where I … Continue reading The Prettiness Of Erigeron
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
Golden sunshine captures me as I look into the leaves ...
Smells and sights and sounds I feel
As into the depths of golden hues ...
Thoughts on how each of us could take steps to walk a little more kindly on the Earth. A message with a few ideas for little things to do, which many of us (who have the means and the tools to read features online) might easily be able to put into practice. ~ : ~ WALKING KINDLY ON THIS … Continue reading Walking Kindly On This Earth
There is something very satisfying, even decadent, about being able to settle down to a solo lunch of home grown artichoke. What a luxury! Somehow, with this being the last artichoke of the season in our garden, there was a special tang of just (yet mingled with guilt for not sharing) reward about the perfect … Continue reading Autumn’s Artichoke
At our current home we have a little courtyard area, where I have collected a number of plants in pots, in order to experiment and easily study them, while I learn about plant habits in the British climate. Gardening here and learning to live here is a challenge unlike any I have known, and having my most … Continue reading Harvesting Blackcurrants
No matter their colour, a simple bunch of tulips is always welcome, with their quiet freshness and stunning simplicity. A vase full of tulips never fails to delight, even as they quietly fade ... Quite unlike many other flowers, over time tulips fade with elegance, beauty and grace, such as these lovely red ones above, whose blooms matured with ever increasing richness … Continue reading Elegantly Fading Tulips