Six on Saturday | Roses

I have inherited three roses – two white ones in the back garden, one which I think is a climber but having been covered by the rampant jasmine has a very spindly stem from which I have managed to get it to develop shoots and stems and layer them on the fence so that this…

The Blue Hour

Magic Hours: The blue hour and the golden hour are considered, especially by landscape photographers, the best moments to take pictures, because lighting is soft, diffused, and warm. During the blue hour the sky has a deep blue hue with a cold colour temperature and saturated colours. At the beginning (evening) and at the end (morning), a…

On the Lizard

Although these photos were taken a week ago, I thought they would be nice to feature on the longest day of the year for all of us in the northern hemisphere. The Lizard peninsula is a very special region of mainland Britain with diverse flora and fauna and as you can see from these images,…

Six on Saturday | Mid June

A quick look around the garden with more plants beginning to flower this month as the temperature climbs. Another blue hardy geranium and one which I bought myself last year from Burncoose nursery. I have of course lost the name. Slightly paler than last week’s version and with a white eye. Looks lovely intermingling with…

Come in, the water is lovely…

The last time I was here it was a very different story – A and I got totally soaked! I had to take my car in to the VW garage in Helston yesterday (an intermittent fault starting the engine) and seeing I was: already more than half way to the Lizard Point it was still…

Six on Saturday | in the sun

Things have started to flower in the sunny side of the garden and I am already beginning to think that the geraniums will have to be divided. Hardy Geranium #1 Hardy Geranium #2 Anthemis punctata subsp. cupaniana (Sicilian chamomile) This grows in both sun and shade and creeps nicely over the low granite stone walls. Easily propagated,…

George V Memorial Walk

Taking the car in for its MOT isn’t all bad when it means I can take a walk along the George V Memorial walk along the Copperhouse pool in Hayle whilst waiting for the test to be completed. The variety of flowers along this walk never fails to surprise and please me. At this time…

Six on Saturday | odd one out

“I appreciate the misunderstanding I have had with Nature over my perennial border. I think it is a flower garden; she thinks it is a meadow lacking grass, and tries to correct the error” ~ Sara Stein Well spring hit us with a sledgehammer this month with rain and sunshine setting the plants in competition…

Changing Seasons – May

Month five of my photographer’s nature journal.   And after April, when May follows, And the whitethroat builds, and all the swallows! Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge Leans to the field and scatters on the clover Blossoms and dewdrops – at the bent spray’s edge – That’s the wise thrush; he sings…

Six on Saturday | Dazzle

When the sun shines in Cornwall there can be no better place in the world. And time to visit a Cornish garden which is famous for Magnolias, Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Late May is R&A time so here are my six this week from Glendurgan Gardens on the Helford River. The white rhododendrons are so heavily…

Six on Saturday | My Garden

It so happens that I have designated six areas to my garden to be able to plan the appropriate planting for each section, so it seemed fitting to describe the parts which make the whole in a six on Saturday post. When I moved here two years ago (end March 2016) I had little idea…

cornwall in colour: a rainbow

Persian Buttercups As mentioned in my Eden post here are more photos of the incredible Persian Buttercups (Ranunculus asiaticus). Just grab your sunglasses and take a look: The clashing colours are just so amazing. Must be hundreds of bulbs planted here. Have you ever seen such a floriferous display? Singles, doubles all with flouncy petticoats,…