It’s another cold, sunny day here in the orchard and I’ve been outside watering my potted plants and taking photos of the bulbs. There are more appearing all the time, in both the front and back garden, and I’m really looking forward to finding out what they are.
The weekend just gone involved several culinary adventures, all of which provided some inspiration for the garden. It started on Friday night, when G called me from the shops to say he’d seen a strange citrus fruit called a Buddha’s hand and did I want him to bring one home? Continue reading “The weekend’s culinary adventures”
The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is over and I’m back at my desk. I spent a good part of the weekend making plans for the garden, scribbling down several lists, and a small part of it outside, talking over my plans with G and taking photos of what’s happening out in the garden right now. Continue reading “Making plans in (almost) winter”
June has arrived and it’s a cold, wet day outside – I can see light, steady rain falling from my study window. It was the perfect kind of day to stay inside during my lunchbreak and read with a cup of tea at my side. Continue reading “Thank goodness for books”
We’re coming up to the end of May and we have some cold nights ahead of us this week, according to the weather forecasts. I still haven’t managed to get outside much in the last few days, as wearing shoes is still difficult and it’s much too cold to go barefoot, but this hasn’t stopped me reading and planning. Continue reading “Rhododendrons and Scottish islands”