Posted in April 2012

Keeping focused…

Keeping focused…

I do try and keep focused on the garden.  The problem is that as soon as I put a foot outside the door I find other things staring me in the face. Take this bee, he has decided to take up residence in our cellier wall, which adjoins our back door.  If you see a … Continue reading

What colour is a white wood anemone?

What colour is a white wood anemone?

The butterfly path leads through the woods.  On either side are wild flowers, hence the butterflies at this time of year and the bees and bumble bees and lots more if you stop and look.  That’s just it, you have to stop and look. You can take a deep breath, look all around and get … Continue reading

I love my quince tree.

I love my quince tree.

One of the first trees we planted was a quince, quickly followed by a second one just in case the first did not make it.  I am particularly fond of the first one.  It is a more compact little tree with round fruits.  The second quince is a different variety with a more elongated shape and more … Continue reading

Walk with me in the woods

Walk with me in the woods

Yesterday was cooler and cloudy in the morning but still inviting enough for a walk in the nearby woods.  As a bonus the clouds parted in the afternoon and the sun was warm.  There is always more activity along the way if it is sunny and the photographs seem more full of life. We saw … Continue reading

Weeding – tricked again

Weeding – tricked again

Weeding is not my favourite tasks but it can have its moments.  It can be exciting as long as you have a low stimulation threshold. I find the length of time spent weeding is directly proportional to the size of stimulation required to trigger an interest in a different direction.  In other words, I find … Continue reading

A little rain

A little rain

The garden has suffered from extremes of weather this year.  After beginning mild the winter closed with two weeks of freezing temperatures in February with temperatures dropping as low as -15 degrees centigrade. Now fear of drought is the issue having had very little winter and spring rain.  It is raining lightly today with storms … Continue reading