Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day, the post where I urge you to consider and appreciate the benefits that foliage gives to your garden. Continue reading
After the long, hot, dry summer when even the most drought tolerant plants aren’t looking at their best it takes me a while to start enjoying the garden again. The only things that keep me interested in summer are the vegetable garden and the cut flower beds. Continue reading
A day late due to rain yesterday afternoon when I was about to take the photographs but I’m sure Cathy at Words and Herbs won’t mind.
When I wrote my post for IaVoM there was a terrific storm, enough water fell in a very short time to fill the hollows around the evergreens planted last year, even when I use a hose it is difficult for them to be filled in such a short time; but the storm passed and from 10 am on it was a sunny if slightly chilly day. Continue reading
Last weekend while moving some trays of pots I found this:
Does that slight bulge you can see above mean it was digesting something?
From its markings and its size (small) we identified it as Asp viper, Vipera aspis – yes, that’s the one the Cleopatra supposedly used to commit suicide. I think it is probably what bit me a couple of years ago but that time I didn’t even see it.
It will teach me to wear gloves and socks and shoes rather than sandals!
A second post from me today as I was late posting In a vase on Monday. Tuesday is when Cathy at Words and Herbs asks us to share one view of our garden (whatever state it might be in!). It’s a great way to understand how a border or bed changes through the year; it can be surprising how much it can even change in a week. Continue reading