Posted in January 2014

Rain, rain

Rain, rain

Part of the river Seudre runs at the bottom of our garden.  It is now up to the very edge. A tree had to be removed a few weeks ago because the summer storm had broken its top across the river.  We managed to get the greater part of it out with the help of … Continue reading

A January day

A January day

These photographs bear witness to the strange weather we are having this January. The Red Admiral and the Comma are butterflies that over-winter here, and the honey bees don’t have to stay tucked up in their hives for too long but the weather is staying exceptionally mild. It is so mild the queen bumble bees … Continue reading

Onward in January

Onward in January

We returned from the U.K. with some plants that are a lot easier to source there and with an idea for the empty area created when the large pine tree was cut down. Agreed, it does not look very impressive but it is the thought that counts.  There are four willows of the red stemmed … Continue reading