Sunday 6 January 2019
One of the first trees we planted when we moved into our present house was a specimen of Malus trilobata ‘Guardsman’. As I recall, it was on offer at half-price and now I’m wondering if I know why. By now … Continue reading
Saturday 22 December 2018
Comments Off on Less Wintry?
Here is a photo I took of the back garden yesterday: Comparing it to November’s picture, it looks less wintry – fuller leaves and brighter greens: So, during late autumn and winter, the garden is fairly static and appearance is … Continue reading
Thursday 20 December 2018
Comments Off on Holly, Ivy and Sorbus
Holly (Ilex) and ivy (Hedera) are the two plants most commonly celebrated at Christmas but this lovely example of Sorbus vilmorinii from the back garden looks like it could be a contender. Or, at least it would do if Christmas … Continue reading
Saturday 24 November 2018
Comments Off on Looking Down on the Garden – November 2018
The garden is now almost completely into its winter clothes. The majority of the deciduous leaves have fallen and most of the summer flowers have finished. That said, there are a few holding on and winter bloomers, like hellebores, are … Continue reading
Friday 19 October 2018
Comments Off on Looking Down on the Garden – October 2018
Yesterday morning, the conditions were good for adding to my ongoing series of garden photographs: Autumn is clearly in swing and, by next month, a lot more of the leaves will have come down.
Thursday 18 October 2018
Comments Off on Trouble at the Root?
A couple of months ago, I posted about an experiment in propagating basil hydroponically (ie. in water). Roots did grow as expected and after a while, I changed the water and added a bit of Baby Bio to keep them … Continue reading
Tuesday 2 October 2018
Comments Off on Looking Down on the Garden (Sept 2018)
Before September recedes too far into the rear-view mirror, I ought to post the latest in my series of garden shots, taken a week ago: The mood is definitely getting autumnal. You can’t quite see the crispness of the air … Continue reading