We were away at the weekend staying with friends who had taken a house in Tuscany; As today had been forecast to rain from 7 in the morning until 9 tonight I thought it wise to pick my flowers for today’s vase for Cathy immediately – there were a huge number of flowers screaming out to be picked and because of the forecast I picked almost all of them, filling 4 containers! Continue reading
Think how much pleasure you gain from a vase of flowers in the house; think how much more pleasure there is when you have grown the flowers from seed and grown them in your own garden. This is what Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to do each week and I want to repeat that she is a star! Creating vases even if she is far from home, plonking a few things in a vase to encourage every one to join in – you don’t need to be an expert flower arranger to gain pleasure from your flowers, anyway I feel it can’t be said too many times, THANK YOU CATHY. Continue reading
The month has changed but the weather remains the same – unsettled! Continue reading
It has been some time since I shared any images of the Crimson zone with you.
This small area is situated behind the Quercus ilex bushes that you can see at the top of the slope and the path that separates it from the large island. Continue reading
During the week I have been watching another sunflower prepare itself for flowering; I hoped it would open for today so that I could use more flowers from the cuttings garden for the ‘in a vase on Monday’ post. Continue reading