It’s hot. The prediction is 100 degrees by 5pm today. The temperature is inching up. I’m keeping the birth baths full. I just got off the phone with my sister, who lives in Mendocino, California. Life there borders on dystopia. … Continue reading
Today a bit of eye candy for flower lovers. Seen here via the wonders of sharing image files from my personal website. It’s magic! And also a place to just scroll and forget all the nonsense for a few moments.
It’s January 14, midway through the wintry month, 8 days past Epiphany, my day for recognizing increasing light exposure. This is also the time I start parting the spontaneous mulch from my Empress tree and begin to look for hellebores. … Continue reading
When I had planted all my perennials, leaving piles of trash for the husband to rake up, I turned to the dark side of gardening: destruction.Continue reading
by Chris Dolley Weatherwise, the last twelve months have been far from average. An exceptionally cold and snowy November/December was followed by the warmest and driest spring on record and then a cold and wet summer. It was a gardener’s … Continue reading
Mostly people picture book launches or signings in bookshops – either glorious crowds besieging furiously signing author (optimum dream) or wretchedly solitary author sitting over table with copies and trying not to eye every passing browser like a hopeful vulture … Continue reading