Category Archives: Garden

Book Thoughts: Sting in the Tale, by Dave Goulson

In 2013 I read the, for me, impressive number of 45 books. I already know that for 2014 I will get nowhere near this number, since so far this year I have only read three. The last one is the … Continue reading

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Even the Seed Pods Are Beautiful

Remember the orange poppies from this post? I recently cut out some of the seed pods because, although they are very lovely, we don’t want our entire garden to be filled by them. The seed pods themselves are beautiful as … Continue reading

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Bumblebee love

For some reason our garden has lots of bumblebees, but very little ‘ordinary’ bees. I could watch the bumblebees in our garden for hours as they make their way from one flower to the next. I love how they use … Continue reading

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Berries are growing!

In our garden the strawberries, gooseberries and raspberries have started growing. I am so excited! Last year we had a lot of strawberries so I don’t expect we’ll have as many of them this year. Our gooseberry bush was planted … Continue reading

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Another garden beauty

This year I try to remember to take photographs of the flowers in our garden. To capture the beauty that surrounds us every day. Today I want to showcase the understated beauty of our Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum). So simple, but … Continue reading

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Beautiful spring – Embrace the Cycle

  I am continuously amazed by the beauty of our spring this year. The glorious days filled with sunshine, the multitude of flowers that greet me every time I look out the window, the beginnings of growing vegetables, the butterflies … Continue reading

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Loving the return of color

Spring is here and color has returned to our garden. Every time I look out of the window the flowers in our garden make me smile. Last Friday we had our first orange poppy of the year.

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