Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day – Earth Day

Welcome to GBFD for April.  Usually I have decided what aspect of foliage I will write about for my monthly meme where I ask you to think of the foliage in your gardens rather than the flowers.  This would seem a big ask in April when our spring gardens are bursting with colour from bulbs and many emerging perennials.   Continue reading

A cold and frosty morning 1st December 2016

Last weekend we walked by Lake Vico, a volcanic lake just south of us.  As we were driving I saw a huge tree covered in red berries – surely not a Holly, but yes that’s what it was.  I have never seen so many berries on a full size Holly in my life.  They say that large numbers of berries mean that the winter will be hard; our forecast has also been predicting that this winter would be colder than average and would begin early. Continue reading