Posted in February 2015

My hazelnut trees are flowering!

My hazelnut trees are flowering!

Bright red against the blue sky! They are not like the flowers on apple or pear trees, in fact, the petals remind me more of sea anemones. I must admit, this is the first time I have seen the flowers of my hazelnuts.  Last year I saw the photographs of these intriguing flowers on one … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day in the garden

Valentine’s Day in the garden

It’s been a bit cold and windy in the garden this week. But it looks like the ring doves have already decided to nest in the apricot tree again this year. (Photograph credits due to my husband!)

Mason bee hotels or houses

Mason bee hotels or houses

We have been having our share of cold weather this week. Our weather is still very tempered by our position and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean so I am talking about temperatures dipping below zero centigrade at nightime and rising to a high of 7 or 8 degrees during the day.  From comments I am … Continue reading

Slowly, slowly

Slowly, slowly

January is over and perhaps the worst of the winter is finished.  So many plants in the garden seem poised, waiting for the signal to flourish. The daffodils have shown their colour but have remained tight closed.  Some snowdrops have appeared and the crocus are just starting to open.  So different from last January when … Continue reading