Changing Seasons – November

Ah, November. The month I dislike the most. With the changing of the clocks the days become shorter with sun sets around 16:30 by the end of the month. I keep on thinking that it won’t be long until the shortest day and then the light will last just that bit longer each day. Bird…

Six on Saturday | Late November Edition

I have had a look around the garden to see what is still in flower, though probably won’t be for much longer as it has been colder this week including a frost on Wednesday morning. As you can see from the header my ‘Tresco Purple’ Osteospermum and the Erigeron karvinskianus are still flowering away in…

Six on Saturday | Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas

This week I am going to introduce you to my new favourites. Heucheras, Heucherellas and Tiarellas which all belong to the family – Saxifragiace, a North American group. Given the problems I have in this garden with S&S (slugs and snails) and becoming quite disillusioned with the destruction of lots of seedlings and flowers in my…

Six on Saturday | November Edition

I have been struggling this last week to even get out into the garden, let alone take any photographs. It has been wet. Wet and windy. Very windy. So windy I had to bring indoors the bird feeders after they all blew off their hooks. I’m not happy, the birds aren’t happy either. And my…

Light

After a week of relentless heavy rain, gales and showers it was a relief to awake to a lovely sunrise this morning. This golden hour was  just after 8 am.

Garden View: Trengwainton

Trengwainton is my closest National Trust garden, though St Michael’s Mount and Godolphin are pretty close too. They are all very different gardens and I try to visit each one a couple of times a year, usually spring and autumn. Summer is best avoided, especially St Michael’s Mount which attracts a lot of coaches. Trengwainton…

Six on Saturday | Lost Gardens of Heligan

There is not a lot of change in my garden this week, though I have bought a couple of new perennial plants for the shady border. How could I resist when they were being offered at 50% off! Now I can’t decide whether to keep them in their pots until the spring or chance planting…

Changing Seasons – October

Month ten of my photographer’s nature journal. “I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.” Nathaniel Hawthorne October has been a mixed month. We didn’t go very far as we had the builders in…

Six on Saturday | Mid October Edition

It has been a strange month so far. Some sunny and even warm days, some cloudy days and Storm Callum was rather a pain bringing lashings of rain and gale force winds. Although the new conservatory roof was finished, the storm managed to find a gap to blow in some rain causing wet interior walls…

Six on Saturday | October Edition

I missed out on a Six last week as the builders had taken over the garden and I also had my monthly nature round-up to write about.  I have eventually managed to get into the garden and check on any damage and hopefully next week I can set about planting all the hundreds of bulbs…