I want to show you a few foods and flowers that are growing in our biodiverse, fairly wild, organic garden. It really is a blessing to be able to grow your own and in the almost thirteen years that we have lived here, we have not imported any soils for raised beds etc … all … Continue reading Sustainability Starts With Love
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
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
Prompted this week by WordPress to write about "Orange", I thought that I would skip that prompter to write and moved on ... only to then receive a lovely note from an avid new Reader of the blog, saying how much she had learnt from and enjoyed reading the post "Carrots At The Tail … Continue reading Carrots At The Tail End Of Winter – A Repeat
Golden sunshine captures me as I look into the leaves ...
Smells and sights and sounds I feel
As into the depths of golden hues ...
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
Below is a combined version of a couple of notes which I wrote about our environment in mid 2013, still sadly and incredibly relevant ... Although great strides have been made, and it looks as though possibly the tide is slowly turning at last, there is much work to be done. We must listen to the signs that the … Continue reading When Bees Are Safer, We Shall Be Safer Too
~ : ~ Happy Birthday, Towards Greener Borders ... One year today! Managed entirely voluntarily at the present time and grown organically by ‘word of mouth’, Towards Greener Borders is a platform promoting a vision for an organic, sustainable & healthy environment for all, with a mission to encourage, empower, inform & inspire positive outcomes. … Continue reading Happy Birthday “Towards Greener Borders”