Tuesday View – 21st November 2017

Time to join Cathy at Words and Herbs for her weekly look at one view in the garden.  I think Cathy will be doing a round up of her view this year; I’ll save my review for another occasion, when the trees have all lost their leaves. Continue reading

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Tuesday View 10th October 2017

The overall view hasn’t changed much but I have begun moving plants out of the bed and finding them new homes (that takes more time than planting new plants.

Tuesday View 10.10.2017

I planted some of the Teucrium that I removed under the Quercus ilex in the clipped shrub border, and some was put on the Slope

Newly planted area of the bed with Lavenders and Santolina grown from cuttings plus some Irises. I know they look very small and insignificant now but they’ll soon grow

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ is flowering too well to be moved. The cuttings I took last month have all rooted and some are forming flowering stems, which I am removing

As there isn’t very much to show in the weekly view I thought I’d share with you some of the other views I’m enjoying this week and show you some of the dishes I’m making with the produce from the garden.

I’ve been using the pomegranates I showed you last week in this delicious salad by Ottolenghi using celery and pearl barley

I also harvested all my quinces and made Membrillo for the first time. It is delicious but I have my doubts about how long it will last

The evening sun shining on a large pot with Solarnum jasminoides

Just a pretty colour and texture to share

I’m not sure if Cathy at Words and Herbs is posting her view this week but it would be worth checking as she has some great autumn colour from her Acer.

Tuesday View – beginning a new ‘view’

Cathy at Words and Herbs asks us to join her by posting one view each week so we can assess progress through the year.  Since she started the meme I’ve been posting a view of the Large Island looking towards the drive; however as that includes many evergreens the view doesn’t change as much as some other parts of the garden, so I’ve decided that as I will be working on improving the Left side border this winter it would be a better choice to share with you each week. Continue reading

Tuesday View – 29th August 2017

Just when I was beginning to think that autumn was arriving and that the temperatures were dropping Italy has again been in the clutches of a hot cyclone from Africa bringing hot winds that feel as if a hairdryer is being into your face when you step out of the door.

The temperatures have hovered around 35°C since last Friday and aren’t set to drop until Thursday or Friday when thunderstorms are predicted. Continue reading