Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Tag Archives: Gardening
Wordless Wednesday – Down in the wild patch …
Six on Saturday – Last Chance Saloon
This week I’ve been re-visiting the remaining selection of dead-looking plants (mostly in pots) to decide whether to compost them or not. It’s mid-May, so they’ve had a fair chance! This included lots of greenhouse-based salvia and penstemon cuttings, protected … Continue reading
Silent Sunday – The Face of the Black Widow?
Posted in Bees Tagged #SilentSunday, Black Widow, Gardening, Honey bee, Iris tuberosa, Photography, pollination, spring flowers 5 Comments
Wordless Wednesday: Violas – Evil faces or dancing ladies?
But … as I was posting this and looking again at the central flower in focus here, I could indeed imagine a face … but I would swear it was someone in full makeup from CATS the musical! Can you … Continue reading
Posted in Wordless Tagged faces, Flowers, Gardening, imagination, pansies, spring flowers, Violas 9 Comments
Wordless Wednesday – Lured by Liquid Gold?
Posted in Wildlife, Wordless Tagged ducks, Gardening, mallards, Photography, pondlife, wildlife ponds 8 Comments
In a Vase on Monday – Chaotic energy!
It is still freezing outside. We’ve had a week of temperatures peeking just above zero by early afternoon. Brrrr! On the plus side, there has also been day after day of brilliant blue skies! It was, however, supposed to be … Continue reading
Wordless Wednesday – Burning torches held aloft!
Posted in Wordless Tagged Anglesey Abbey, Bark colour, Cambridgeshire, Gardening, National Trust, Photography, Pollarded willow, Winter Garden 8 Comments
Six on Saturday – All that sparkles …
Now -6°C is a bit of a shock to the system, after months of double digits! In the bits of the garden that haven’t seen the sun (or admittedly fantastic blue skies) the frost is building up into rather beautiful … Continue reading
Posted in Six on Saturday Tagged #SixOnSaturday, Berkheya purpurea, Erigeron karvinskianus, Frost, Gardening, Ice crystals, Oca, sub zero temperatures 22 Comments
A Week of Flowers – Final Day: Burning down the house
Oh no! We’ve reached the last of Cathy’s annual Week of Flowers postings. That week has taken us from meandering, warm autumn weather to sharp, chilly winter days. The meme has been a welcome counterpoint to that change. It’s been … Continue reading
Posted in Flowers Tagged #AWeekofFlowers, Gardening, helianthemum, orange, Photography, Rock rose 15 Comments
A Week of Flowers – Day 5: Peony Power
We are racing through Cathy’s annual Week of Flowers share and I love the floral glory that I am seeing through her posts and links. It’s also been rather enjoyable scrolling through (rather a lot of) photos on the computer … Continue reading
Posted in Flowers Tagged #WeekofFlowers, Flowers, Gardening, Peonies, Peony 'Bowl of Beauty', Photography 22 Comments