Today is cold, very cold! The north wind is blowing and even inside the house I can hear the wind and even feel it entering my body and making me cold and, for some reason, tired. Continue reading
I’m joining in with Cathy for her Vase on Monday meme. Do check out her post so see what others are finding in their gardens today worthy of being arranged (or not as in my case).
At last there are enough Anemone Sylphide that I don’t mind picking some for inside the house.
There is no underlying story to the choice of flowers today, just that I love Anemone for their colour saturated richness.
The first of March is wet and there’s a cold wind so I was happy that I only needed to climb the stairs to the top of the house to take the images for today’s Long View. Continue reading
At last a sunny day on Thursday to match the other days of the week; Thursdays have been rainy this month. It has been a perfect week for working in the garden and I am satisfied with what I have achieved.
Most of the roses have been pruned and I am working my way around the beds removing weeds (not too many in most places and clearing dead stems and flower heads I had left standing for the winter. Continue reading
As this first image shows, the formal beds gain all their structure from the foliage of the chipped box and lavender; in the Renaissance there was a balance in a garden between Art and Nature, the natural (always strictly under control) and the manmade often imitating nature to the extent that sometimes the viewer was unsure if something was Nature or Art. One of the ways that plants could be like art was by being tightly clipped so that the shadow thrown was as crisp and strong as that thrown by a wall. You can see the idea here with lower late afternoon light on the lavender and box.