Wordless Wednesday – Is it a giant ant?

We have ants of all sizes and abilities to give you a nasty nip; large, small, medium seeming even to nest together – they’re not supposed to do that! Continue reading


In a vase on Monday – more of the same!

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts the Monday meme where she challenges us to find and pick flowers from our own gardens to share with the world. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – Madonna, che bello!

On Monday Cathy of Rambling in the garden challenges us to find flowers in our own gardens to put in a vase.  This has now become such a regular part of my life that I even neglect to pick flowers for a special lunch party but do still join Cathy!!! Continue reading

A walk around the garden Tuesday 22nd May

The garden is at its most beautiful in May; and even though the tulips are over as are most of the Irises the garden is FULL!  When I look at the garden now, especially this year after so much rain this spring I can hardly believe it will all become parched in a few weeks and I will feel sad looking at a garden that is struggling to stay alive. Continue reading

In a vase on Monday – First Dahlia!

I have been watching one of the new Dahlia plants; it had buds – never have I had a dahlia flower so early!  Would they be open in time to cut for my Monday vase, the popular meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the garden? What would I put with them? Continue reading