Category Archives: Gardens

A Week of Flowers, Day 1: Really?

I was scrolling through potential photos for Cathy of Words and Herb’s annual Week of Flowers meme, and was taken aback by this shot of one of the bold borders at the end of June, as I really don’t remember … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, A week of flowers, borders | 3 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Just Popping Out

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, herbaceous perennials, Wordless Wednesday | Leave a comment

In a Vase on Monday: Blue Spike

One of the oddities thrown up by our unusually mild November (2.5°C warmer than usual, I believe) is a perfect spike of delphinium. When I moved the delphinium (D ‘Cameliard’) to a different part of the blue & white border … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, In a Vase on Monday | Tagged | 20 Comments

Six on Saturday: Partial Nudity

As this is a garden blog I can be fairly sure no-one reading this is expecting to find photos of the Golfer or myself cavorting semi-naked around the garden; if so, they would be disappointed, or relieved perhaps, to find … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, seasonal tasks, Six on Saturday, Winter | 35 Comments

In a Vase on Monday: Tom Thumb and the Elegant Lady

Those of you who happened to read my recent Six on Saturday post will have been aware of the ‘spoiler alert’ and guessed I was going to use a fantasy chrysanthemum in today’s vase, a vase which took mere minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, In a Vase on Monday, plants in pots, shrubs | Tagged | 28 Comments

In the Coop on Saturday: A Few More than Six

Noelle recently asked if I could perhaps show the contents of the Coop and my working greenhouse on Six on Saturday sometime, so today we have the latter. It’s not particularly exciting just now, as even though I aim to … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, greenhouse, plants in pots, Six on Saturday, Winter | 21 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Barking

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, Wordless Wednesday | Tagged | 7 Comments

In a Vase on Monday, Ninth Anniversary: the Phoenix and the Carpet

Nine years ago, I began posting a vase of flowers or other material from my garden every Monday, in a bid to encourage myself to get into the habit of doing so. Encouraging others to join in if they chose … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Gardens, In a Vase on Monday | Tagged , , | 63 Comments

Six on Saturday: Good Grief!

Never in a million years would I expect to see a plump bud on a herbaceous poppy almost halfway through November! Usually flowering in early June, this poppy then dies down disgracefully before producing fresh foliage later in the year, … Continue reading

Posted in art in the garden, dahlias, Gardening, Gardens, roses, sculpture, seasonal tasks, Six on Saturday | 14 Comments

Wordless Wednesday: Still Busy

Posted in annuals, container & basket plants, Gardening, Gardens, Wordless Wednesday | 5 Comments