Tuesday View – 25th April 2017

Today is a public holiday in Italy; an Italian friend described it as the day the Italians celebrate losing the war.  What ever it is for today is sunny with the wind coming from the south so not as cold as it has been.  Many have gone to the sea, not to swim but to enjoy the beach and have a good meal in a restaurant. Continue reading

Tuesday View 4th October

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

Wordless Wednesday – Views I’m enjoying this week May 20

Large Isalnad -the Irises are coming to an end now but have been wonderful this year

Large Isalnad -the Irises are coming to an end now but have been wonderful this year, the small island is in the background

Small Island

Large Island

Large Island looking towards the Drive

Large Island looking towards the Drive

I must try some cuttings of this Salvia, I love its purple spikes against the orange of the poppies

I must try some cuttings of this Salvia, I love its purple spikes against the orange of the poppies (Upper Slope Path)

Edge of Large Island looking towards the house

Edge of Large Island looking towards the terrace

Rosa 'Queen of Sweden' is amazing this year and a great rose to cut for a vase

Rosa ‘Queen of Sweden’ is amazing this year and a great rose to cut for a vase

Left Hand border, roses in full bloom this week

Left Hand border, roses in full bloom this week

My favourite rose of all, R. Vielchenblau, this swag should be tied in but when I do the branch dies so I'm just enjoying it while it flowers

My favourite rose of all, R. Vielchenblau, this swag should be tied in but when I do the branch dies so I’m just enjoying it while it flowers

The Spring Walk is now full of Sisyrinchium striatum

The Spring Walk is now full of Sisyrinchium striatum