This post is dedicated to my friend, Robbie, of Palm Rae Urban Potager and to the memory of her beloved dog Punk, who was her constant gardening companion. The air is at once softer and more gentle, yet at the same time tentatively hopeful and new. The Crocus buds are fat and in bloom as … Continue reading
Soft and silky, these furry catkins are a sure sign of Spring! Happy Monday to all my friends x
My little gift to you all on St Valentine’s Day is this fabulous, big, blousy bunch of flamboyant Tulips. Doesn’t their colour and curvy, frilly, petal shapes just buzz with energy and passion? Flowers are good for us and our mental health all year round, not just on special days like today. It is said … Continue reading
“I wanted to be the blossom and I wanted to be the colour of those speckled blue eggs and I wanted to feel that happiness for ever.” Inspiration, that enigmatic and intangible thing which cranks up the creative process, first met up with me in a hedgerow. As a 5 year old, I pushed my … Continue reading
A tangled bed of flowers and herbs gets muddled and buffeted by the wild wind and rain. Yet, as if by magic; its beauty gets refreshed! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!
With sweet, pale, hand painted daisies (“he loves me, he loves me not”) scattered on fragile vintage glass and roses with a blood-red hue evoking the passion of Carmen….I wonder…..what is the colour of love?
The laid back approach to gardening brings true beauty to The Kitchen Garden when a few leek plants from last winter are left to run to seed. Statuesque and sculptural they unfurled their millions of miniature florets at a graceful, patient speed. Why hurry? They had all the time in the world to flower, shedding … Continue reading
Ruffled, sweet scented and as scrumptious as a raspberry ripple ice- cream, these beautiful blooms were a gift from the fabulous Vanessa Collins who grows seasonal flowers at a former flour Mill in Cornwall. http://www.theflowermillcornwall.co.uk is the ONLY place to buy real and edible flowers; old-fashioned favourites, often scented, that you just can not buy … Continue reading
Sometimes, if we are really lucky, the people who follow our blogs and the slipstream of our life stories step though the structure of the blogosphere and make a personal connection with us. And when they do, it feels like being given a HUGE gift; something priceless, something which just could never be bought. This … Continue reading
Fly as free and happy as this little golden bird and let’s all celebrate our INDEPENDENCE! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!