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Savill Gardens 2013

Savill Gardens 2013

Leaving the garden behind us for Christmas in the U.K. we took the opportunity to visit The Savill Gardens for a second time.  The first time was in December last year.  This time my son and girl friend joined us for a leisurely stroll around the gardens.  Even in December there is plenty of inspiration … Continue reading

Bumble bee nests

Bumble bee nests

Today was a very special day!  I cannot believe my luck.  I have always seen a lot of bumble bees in the garden and felt that there must be nests in the garden.  In the spring I saw the queens exploring in the undergrowth, searching for a promising hole but I have never found a … 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

The garden from far and near

The garden from far and near

The weather continues to be warm and has completely seduced us into believing that summer has arrived.  It hasn’t arrived but I am seduced.  I cannot help wandering around the garden completely distracted by each new happening.  A serious gardener would get a grip on herself and spend more time on the important tasks of … Continue reading

Bees in the willows

Bees in the willows

The weather today was like summer.  The temperature was in the mid 20’s and the bees were busy. They were busy in my weeds. They were busy in the rosemary. They were foraging in the flowers… And in the dog violets. But the biggest attraction was the willow tree at the bottom of the garden. … Continue reading