Changing Seasons – February 2019

The latter part of February has been astonishingly different to this time last year. In 2018 we were shivering from the ‘beast from the east’,  plants were killed by unexpected snow and the country was in turmoil. This year we have had record-breaking temperatures of 20°C in Wales and even here in Cornwall the day…

Six on Saturday | Godolphin Gardens

Since not a lot has changed in my garden since last week – more of the same – I thought I would use a few flowers from a recent visit to another Cornish garden which is a short drive away  from me and open all year round. Famous for its bluebells in late spring I…

Six on Saturday | Mid February Edition

Some of these flowers appeared in my early spring bulb post a couple of weeks ago, but they have increased and new bulbs have come to join in the party. So a quick look around the garden and the pots this week to see what is happening. Spring flowering dwarf irises.  Last spring I had…

Six on Saturday | Early February Edition

After last week’s frigid temperatures this week has been much milder and wetter. The sun did shine at times encouraging me to go outside and have a poke around. But the week ended with 67 mph winds courtesy of Erik which blew over my camellia in its pot. I went out to rescue it late…

Winter in St Ives

I love St Ives. It is such a pretty little harbour-side town with three fabulous sandy beaches and exquisite turquoise water. Unfortunately I am not the only one to love it and most months of the year it is virtually impossible to move along the narrow winding streets  – and forget about parking your car…

Six on Saturday | Early bulb edition

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle… a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.” ~ Barbara Winkler Scilla mischtschenkoana (Misczenko squill). Delicate and pretty, with shimmering silvery-blue flowers this exceptionally early flowering bulb is good…

Changing Seasons – January 2019

I have been taking part in the Changing Seasons Monthly Photography Challenge since 2015 when it was hosted by Cardinal Guzman /Max who lives in Oslo, Norway. 2015: I recorded the changes along a specific route around Ludlow, Shropshire, which highlighted the lovely River Teme, Ludlow Castle and the delightful Whitcliffe common. 2016: We moved…

cornwall in colours: yellow

“Nature looks dead in winter because her life is gathered into her heart. She withers the plant down to the root that she may grow up again fairer and stronger” ~ Hugh Macmillan January Gold Feeling the need for a breath of fresh air we took a wander along the George V Memorial Walk last…

Six on Saturday | Penzance in the Pink

A short post this week because there is still not a lot to show from my own garden, although one or two bulbs are flowering such as Hyacinths and Scilla. More of those later once I have a few more to add to the list. I have however managed to get out in between the…

Six on Saturday | Mid January Edition

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it”  ~ John Burroughs January is a month full of little changes, barely noticeable from a general glance through the window. Although the weather appeared to…