Towans

Hayle Towans At low tide it sometimes appears as though you could easily walk around the coast to St Ives (header photo) especially when it is an exceptionally low tide and the Hayle river with its strong currents almost disappears.

Six on Saturday | National Gardening Week

National Gardening Week 2019 is held between April 27th and May 5th. And is run by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to raise awareness of gardening and horticulture, and to encourage more people to take part in the healthy and productive outdoor activity of gardening. Focusing on edible gardening it is appropriate that I have…

the turn of the rhodies

We returned to Trengwainton Gardens on 16 April in the glorious spring sunshine that even Cornwall was experiencing. Although we expected it to be busy due to the Easter holidays we were hoping that most people would head for the beaches. Having outlined the walk we usually do in my last post on this garden,…

Changing Seasons – April 2019

I wasn’t sure that I’d get a walk in this month as I usually leave it until the third week and that was when storm Hannah struck. Flower photography is nigh on impossible when it is windy, especially when combined with rain. Fortunately the sun came out on the last day so I dashed down…

Six on Saturday | Before Hannah

Heard the first cuckoo this year on Tuesday on a walk around the hill. Also found some lovely wild wood anemones in large clumps as well as English bluebells and spring cinquefoil and pretty starry lesser stitchwort. Now those are the sort of wild native flowers that I would not object to settling in my…

St George’s Day – or is it?

I have always known 23rd April to be the day we English celebrate St George, our patron saint (though I personally think we should acknowledge St Edmund  the Martyr as he was at least English and once held that honour). Maybe instead of raising the red cross  of St George  instead we ought to be…

Six on Saturday | Easter Edition

Miracles DO happen. It is a long weekend and the sun is shining. There will be no beach visits by me though as I have things to do in the garden. So far I have managed to re-pot all the Fuchsias that I bought last year so they can now be moved into the courtyard…