Posted in March 2015

La Côte Vermeille

La Côte Vermeille

Amelia and I took a short holiday last week-end, and discovered another beautiful corner of France.  When I say a corner, I really mean it as it is the southern corner of the Languedoc-Roussillon, bordering the Catalan region of Spain.   The weather was poor, but fairly warm, however, we found the Pyrénées-Orientales absolutely beautiful, and … Continue reading

Bees in the trees

Bees in the trees

This is my favourite time in the garden when my plum tree is in flower.  It heralds the official opening of springtime in the garden. It attracts honey bees in their hundreds to fill the canopy with a constant motion and buzz that adds to the cloud of its special bitter sweet perfume that floats … Continue reading

New home for an old trunk

New home for an old trunk

It all began some eight years ago.  The large building next to our house was always called by the previous owners the atelier, so Amelia and I have kept that name.  It is more than a barn.  It stores all our garden furniture, the ride-on mower, the wood for the fire place, and a variety of objects that … Continue reading

Many happy returns

Many happy returns

All it takes is a little bit of sunshine and splashes of colour return to the garden. After all the rain the plants are ready for the big opening.  There is not much pollen on the willow yet, these stamens were the only ones I saw and they were high up, but it won’t be long. … Continue reading