This summer our two red poppy plants promise a magnificent display.
Following an invitation from @stu_art_ist and @TweetsBySkeet, I have joined the @TwunFlowerComp on twitter.
Thinking of the residents of Cockermouth in Cumbria and hoping that they can return to normal life as soon as possible after the floods, it struck me how powerful water is.
Over the past few months, we’ve been lucky to have two fleets of ducklings hatch in Bicclescombe Park, Ilfracombe, North Devon. Five from the first twelve have survived the predatory seagulls and four from the second six have also grown to adulthood: a 50% survival rate overall. I’ve taken hundreds of photos, but not had … Read more
. . . admiring the daffodils up Hillsborough . . . . . . followed by some gardening perhaps . . . . . . maybe not in this hail and rain . . . How many different types of weather can we have in one day? Ah well, there’s plenty of other things to … Read more
The wind is howling outside as I write, tearing down the valley towards the sea and throwing rain against the sides of the house.
It’s been a funny old year. We waited in expectation for the summer and now look back to when it should have been.
Two years ago I found this fellow on one of our fuchsias . . .
It’s been a very wet and dull August here, which hasn’t helped our runner beans. We were late planting them out as we had to prepare our new vegetable plot.