Thursday, 18 July 2019

June 6th 2019... and a bit of July 2019

Towards the summerhouse
Poppy Princess Victoria Louise
Poppy Princess Victoria Louise detail inside

Honey bees and bumblebees buzzing around a red poppy - click video for the little film and turn the sound up to enjoy the buzz...

Things to do with an old chair
Fern in a bucket 
Self set common spotted orchid in the Fern bucket
It flowered in July
Bronze fern
Gunnera manicata
Red tailed bumble bee on Geranium
Geranium, over 30 years old and still going strong...
Taking a break with the wild meadow 


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

April 2019

Since the last post on this blog I have been too busy to do much gardening never mind blogging.

I and my other half created an exhibition at, and wrote a book for, Gladstone Pottery Museum which took up most of 2018 and has nothing whatsoever to do with gardens! Fortunately it was an unusual year with a heatwave and no rain. Little was needed to be done in a wet garden except worry aboaut what might not survive with so much sun.

So now in April 2019 here is a little gallery of images from 2018.

Top Bog Garden: elecampane and purple loosestrife 8 July 2018
Elecampane flower detail 
Teasel in flower with bee by the summerhouse 13 July 2018
Inula hookeri with butterfly 13 July 2018
Inula hookeri with bee 13 July 2018
Our giant Gunnera manicata 'burning' in the sun 15 July 2018
Sun scorched blueberry bush 26 July 2018