Blue July | Day 22

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises. Blues for Bees Blue July: Day Twenty-two

Six on Saturday | The Zen Patio

Come sit on the ‘Zen’ patio and enjoy a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc with me this week and we’ll have a look at what’s flowering here at the moment. The patio is directly off the conservatory/orangery and has one shady side (next door’s barn + two Goat Willow trees) and one side facing south…

Midsummer Stroll

A quick late evening stroll around the country lanes and ‘my’ hill last week revealed more wild flowers. Mullein (Verbascum) with its wonderful caterpillar moth, Evening Primrose, Bear’s Breeches (Acanthus mollis), purple foxgloves, thistle seedheads, bracken leaves turning gold already, wild honeysuckle and buddleia throwing their fragrance into the still air, rosebay willowherb and pretty…

Six on Saturday | Pelargoniums (2)

I wrote a post about these flowers last year, but I bought some new varieties in the autumn in small 6 cm pots and they are in flower now so I thought I would introduce you to them. In early May I  spent a weekend potting up all my older pellies and removing the cuttings…

Blue July | Day 12

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises. Lavender Blue Blue July: Day Twelve

Six on Saturday | Detail

This weekend I am on nursing duties, so not much time for gardening and blogging, but I took the opportunity to get outside in the garden this morning, whilst it was calm, with my 60mm macro lens to get a little closer to some of the pretty flowers which are blooming this week. I love…

Blue July | Day Two

Throughout the month of July, Becky (Queen of the Squares) is feeling blue. Ideal for me to showcase the most dominant colour of Cornwall in all its guises. Violet Blue / Indigo Blue July: Day Two

Six on Saturday | Garden Views

This week, for a change I am going to show six views from my garden. The flowers above are from the different areas that can be seen in the photos. Raised beds and the nursery section at the far end of the garden (as from the house) or the first thing you see as you…

Six on Saturday | Midsummer

The longest day (in the northern hemisphere) has been and gone and what a glorious day it was! I managed to mow the lawn at last and remove some of the sprawling hardy geraniums that were getting out of control. I didn’t feel in the least bit guilty at digging one clump up and composting…

Six on Saturday | Where is Summer?

Approaching midsummer’s day and we have yet to experience anything like summer. Unlike many parts of the UK it hasn’t been too bad down here in the west country this week. Yes it has rained and yes the temperatures are well below what they should be for this time of the year, but we have…