‘Some Flowers’ of my own

With Vita Sackville-West's 'Some Flowers' still fresh in my mind, I have chosen some favourite flowers of my own to describe. These aren't going to be painters' flowers, for I know nothing about painting, nor are they necessarily the best flowers of their kind for the garden, though I can recommend them to any gardener…

June View 2016 (and progress in the back garden).

It's taken me a while to find a suitable moment to take photographs of the garden for June's End of Month View, hosted as usual by Helen at The Patient Gardener. Gusts, rain, glancing sunshine, and a full-time job do not good photos make. What's more, adding to the aesthetical difficulties was the sad spectacle…

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of August

     The temperature has dropped, the evenings are darkening, brisk breezes sweep the trees and knock my giraffe-like vine tomato Jeremy to the ground: it's only just August but it feels like the best of summer is over and autumn has set in. Every day when I walk through the front garden another of our…