Tag: gardening

News / Posts - 4 months ago

It Ain’t Half Hot Mum

I write this post, naked from the waist up, basking in the sun at The Watch House. It’s not a pretty sight, but only I can see it. Beyond the garden gate bodies of all shapes and sizes litter the beach, reclining on vast towels, shielded from t...

Gardening / Posts - 4 months ago

End of Month View June 2018

What a change a month brings.  Last month I was bemoaning my inability to get sunny photos of the garden; this month it has been a challenge to take photos without the bright sun bleeding out the light. We have had no rain for two weeks now, possibly...

Gardening / Posts - 4 months ago

Yeo Valley Organic Garden

The other week I spent lovely 4 days with a group of friends exploring the gardens of Somerset and Wiltshire. One of the gardens I was quietly looking forward to seeing was the Yeo Valley Organic Garden which we were due to see on our way home. I’v...

News / Posts - 4 months ago

The Rhythm of the Jungle

& There were points during February and March when I thought my garden might never regain its former glory. The Beast from the East had ravaged every plant with any sensitivity to cold, wet or wind. In the ten years since my garden was built I h...

News / Posts - 5 months ago

Reflections on a Busy Week

What a rollercoaster ride last week was. It began with visits to two very fine private gardens, open by appointment for the National Garden Scheme, and ended with a frantic day of potting up and bedding out in my own garden at The Watch House. In bet...