I am struggling at the moment with nature taking over my garden. I am not a perfectionist when it comes to plants, but sometimes there is a limit as to how much control wild plants can be allowed to spread. This is especially difficult to explain when some of the wild flowers are stunning. These … Continue reading Nature ruling my garden.
Sunshine has made a huge difference in the garden. It makes it hard to get on with revising my next book, but is lovely for guests to enjoy now that the B&B is open again. Rosa Lutea Banksia is at it's best, an Akiba is twining through it with a contrasting deep red/purple flower. And … Continue reading Garden waking up
After such a wet period it is hard to believe that the garden can be so rewarding the first week in January. The star performer is the Witch Hazel followed by the winter Jasmine. But the real delight is in the early flowers of snow drops and aconites which give a hint of what is … Continue reading Winter Blossoms with a warm glow.
Gardening and editing have a lot in common. Recently my husband who in gardening terms is known as, “he who mows”, wanted me to remove some self-seeded plants from the tarmac along the wall of the coach house. Some people call them “motorway daisies” as they do particularly well on roadside verges. I argued to … Continue reading Weeds or flowers?