Monday means a vase of flowers from my garden for Cathy. Yes, in a way I do feel that these vases are a gift to Cathy and all those who join her meme; they are also a gift to me as I’m sure sometimes I would think I was too busy to pick flowers just for myself. Today is a good example; I have a dental appointment and lots to plant in the garden so without Cathy I wouldn’t have produced this arrangement. Continue reading
We have had perhaps the hottest summer since we moved to Italy. I spent most of July and certainly the first half of August hiding from the heat and sun. What made this year’s temperatures particularly difficult was that the night time temperatures were not very much lower than mid-day. So there was no relief for me or for my plants. But through it all the cuttings bed has produced masses of flowers for me to pick and enjoy indoors. Continue reading
For the first time in months I didn’t have to go into the garden at first light to pick flowers for my vases to join with Cathy at Rambling in the garden’s Monday meme; today is cool with a strong wind that manages to desiccate the plants as much as the hot sun but it is better for me! Continue reading
Welcome to Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, the place to share all the things you love (or even hate) about the foliage in your garden. To join in just leave a link to and from this post; whether you want to share all the beautiful foliage in your garden, or would like to highlight one plant, or tell us about how you use foliage in your garden; you are most welcome Continue reading
I thought I’d link with Flutter and Hum and her Wednesday Vignette, visit to see some interesting combinations and there aren’t always plants!
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed with their thoughts, suggestions and ideas. This for me is like having a good gardening friend at my side; mulling over ideas with a cup of coffee or perhaps you’d prefer a glass of wine? Don’t be afraid to leave a comment with your thoughts. Continue reading