In a vase on Monday – homage

It feels good to be back posting a vase on Monday for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Today my vase has turned out to be an homage to my fellow bloggers who have inspired and encouraged me with growing flowers to cut for the house and/or have been generous enough to share plants with me.  So this is a thank you vase to you all. Continue reading

In a Vase on Monday – Zinnias are the stars


Yes, the first rains of autumn arrived on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and possibly through Sunday night too; in no way did it spoil the weekend, rather I felt more alive than for a while; the garden heaved a gentle sigh and already there are new shoots on plants that had been hibernating. Continue reading

May 17th 2016 – Stormy skies

Another weekend when the weather was not being kind to anyone who is only at home and able to enjoy their gardens at the weekend.  There was some sun, but also stormy skies and thundery showers.  Interesting light for photography though so I thought I’d share a few general views of the garden under leaden skies. Continue reading

The West View from the Terrace

The main difference in the view this week is the distant view outside the garden. The hay has been cut and wound into huge rolls; the uncut grass is now golden yellow – the colour of the countryside in summer.

Inside the garden Stipa tenuissima is also showing its golden locks. Continue reading