Happy New Year

2020 certainly went out with a bang. For me anyway. On Tuesday I was walking on our prom when I slipped on ice and broke my shoulder – the top of the humerus bone to be precise.

And so, 2021 opens with the prospect of no gardening and no photographs for a while. But it is not all doom and gloom as flower and seed catalogues are starting to drop through the letterbox and I’m sure I can pass some hours daydreaming of the spring and summer garden.

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Happy Christmas

I hope this little message finds you all healthy and happy during these strange and often frightening times. In spite of all the restrictions that we’re living with, hopefully, you and all your loved ones can find joy during this Christmas Season.

Take care, stay safe and we’ll meet up again with all our gardening stories, in 2021!

Catherine xx

A Walk in my Garden

A few years back a friend said to me that paper was dead. We have all this wonderful technology – all books will be digital and paper will soon be redundant. I couldn’t agree less. There’s nothing to beat snuggling up on a comfy sofa with a much-loved book, running your fingers over the paper and turning each page. It might be an old photo album full of fading photographs of great and even great-great-grandparents, a novel, a book of poetry, a family bible or a journal. Words and images on paper – why would we ever want to be without that magic.

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Six on Saturday 2020 29-02

a Garden Centre lunch

Just to be clear from the start – this isn’t a post about food! It’s a post about Garden Centres, plants, and a lack of will power. On Wednesday I lunched with my two sisters. Mostly the food isn’t particularly brilliant, and the cakes are much too large, but we’re not really there for the food, we’re there to catch up with each other’s news and we know that if we want to chat for hours, no one will notice Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020 29-02”

Six on Saturday 2020-22-02

This week’s Six on Saturday has been a challenge!  I don’t know what the weather’s been like in your part of the world, but although officially, Storm Dennis is over, the wind has continued to blow and the clouds have continued to drop heaps of rain on us here, along with substantial amounts of sleet and hail.

I spent Wednesday morning in the greenhouse, potting on a few cuttings from last September and October. I stopped at lunchtime Continue reading “Six on Saturday 2020-22-02”