I hadn’t intended to post anything today because I thought more about the coat would be boring and I didn’t really have much else to show you. However the weather was perfect for gardening this morning so I went out to pick up the dead leaves round the apple tree. Now, I bought the apple… Read More More apple tales and garden flowers
You may remember my sadness that my apple tree had no blossom this year. I had at one point thought I saw a blossom but when I looked closer I couldn’t see it. Then this morning when opening an upstairs window I looked out at the garden and thought that I could see an apple… Read More I found an apple under my tree!
I almost forget about making a montage for June. So here it is: better late than never. I told you about how I had managed to acquire more yarn than I intended when I bought a bargain bundle and my outing to Lee-on-Solent to the Hovercraft museum with the family and how we got to… Read More Monthly Montage – June
Every year I take a few cloves from the garlic I have in the fridge and plant them in the little bit of earth next to my patio rose. I normally do this in September, then leave them alone till June when they are normally showing signs of being ready to dig up. I have… Read More This Year’s Harvest
About a year ago I joined Instagram and joined in with Wild Daffodil’s daughter for #gardencollagemonthly, making a collage of the current flowers in my garden each month. Now a year later I have twelve months’ worth. And here they all are. From June to May. left to right and top to bottom. My one… Read More A Year of Flowers
To raise our spirits I mean. The unusually warm Spring and Summer last year certainly made the lockdown easier to bear. This year we are gradually coming out of a lockdown and I get my second jab this coming Saturday. This year Spring is much later. Just think on this 12th April last year it… Read More Last Year we had Spring this year we have the Vaccine!
End of another month. A more unusual montage this month as I have had no new knitted or crochet items to show you as I continue on with my blanket that is still just a collection of motifs. There has been Pizza! and photographs of flowers in my garden and a look back at past… Read More Monthly Montage – February
I always like walking with a purpose (not just ‘for exercise’) and today I had a reason to go to the Common. I did feel that I was maybe a bit late to the party but a few days ago, after reading Nana Cathy’s post I looked for blackberries. In lots of places the bushes… Read More A Fruitful Walk!
Recently, having gone out to put together a montage of the July flowers in my garden and comparing what I had seen on other people’s Instagrams I realised that my garden far from being a riot of colour was just mainly Green. Doesn’t look too bad there but if you look round. I have two… Read More My Green Garden
This is mainly about clematis and they were taken a few days ago when it was still sunny. There is more of the Lemon Dream they are so dainty and here they are seen from below. At the other end of the garden my Diana’s Delight clematis has started to flower. Interestingly they have different… Read More More from the Garden
At least it seems to be doing so in my garden. It’s also springing on Southampton Common but I feel more comfortable just taking mental photographs when I go for my daily exercise. My apple tree is now in full glorious blossoming. Apple blossom is so lovely when it is there in abundance. One of… Read More Spring has Sprung
My view of the garden when I sit in the corner behind the apple tree! The blossom is beginning to open. And a smaller ‘arty’ version. Which do you prefer? The rose I showed you as a bud Has opened And look closer And indoors some daisies from flowers my son bought me.
I don’t normally do silent Sunday posts but I just wanted to share these. ****
This morning I went out in the rain for a walk round Southampton Common, delighting in the joys of nature and regretting that it is not possible to take photographs in the rain. I came home, opened the curtains across the patio door and looked out to see wet paving that looked so awful underneath… Read More Too much rain isn’t good for paving!
Well not really rocks, though the ground does look a bit rocky in this photograph! It’s another of my occasional posts about my garden and baking. These are a few cyclamen that I planted years ago but are still managing to come up despite all the changes. I am also rejoicing in my sedum spectabile. which is… Read More Lets Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Been so busy lately thinking about health matters (nothing to worry about everything is fine!) that I forgot all about a montage for June. In June, I told you about the dinosaur I made for my Grandson’s birthday and a Never-Ending card I made for my granddaughter’s birthday. I also had a post about the… Read More Monthly Montage – June
I took the pictures for this post a week ago but was too busy to put it together. So here is some views of my garden recently. I was pleased to find that my Vagabond clematis had a new flush of flowers. but less so to see that the slugs had been busy lower down. I was… Read More For those who like such things – more flowers and bread
Just another post from my garden – because I can. The flowers on the ‘Lemon Dream’ clematis I showed you have died but down below there are more. There is also a flower from the other clematis I planted next to it. (A shorter one called ‘The Vagabond’.) The other side of the garden my ‘Diana’s… Read More Of Clematis and Apples
My garden is very important to me even though I am not much of a ‘gardener’. So I like to share what’s happening. I was very pleased a few days ago to see the first flowers on my clematis that I planted not last autumn but the one before. At one point I wondered if… Read More Garden update
In April I once more shared a lot of cooking and flowers. There were the Hot Cross buns and Simnel muffins I made for Easter time and a couple of loaves of bread. The same ideal recipe but first as a Farmhouse loaf and then as more of a Bap shape. Now able to get… Read More April Montage
I am really beginning to feel that Spring is coming. Last time I showed you a portrait of some forget-me-nots, one of my favourite flowers. But when I went out later into the back garden, I realised that the forget-me-nots were happy colonising odd locations like here in this crevice or growing in the wall. … Read More Flowers and my garden
I have finally manged to finish the hybrid socks I started after finishing the rainbow ones. Hybrid because I used the left over yarn from my recent mini mochi socks and that left over from the pale rainbow ones I made years ago. Here they are. I was rather pleased that they came out so long… Read More Finally my hybrid socks!
Last weekend I noticed that the fuchsia in the pot in the front was already putting out shoots. So knowing that once I’d had my next infusion I would have to keep in the warm I decided that I had better do some pruning. I also have a Mrs Popple fuchsia in the back garden that… Read More I did some gardening! and snow!!
Today I allowed myself a little time in the garden, inspite of it being very cold, to take a few photographs and sprinkle eggshells round vulnerable plants to keep off the slugs. Luckily I have a good view on the garden so I have been able to keep in touch with what has been growing,… Read More Signs of Spring
I offered photographs for three of the month’s Photo Challenge subjects: Favourite, Cross and Wave. Normally I try to arrange these photographs next to each other and in sequence but that was too tricky this month but I expect you can see which they were. Really a lot of photographs this month as I also… Read More Monthly Montage June
Not much to show in the making line this week though I have been working hard. So I thought I would take the opportunity to fit in another garden update. I am so enjoying my new style garden taking shape. These photographs have been taken over the last month. All taken and processed rather quickly, just… Read More Clematis, roses and garlic
This last month, photographically, I had four photos for the Monthly Challenge: Bird, Cycle, Stationary and Lost. I also created a lot of ‘flower portraits’ of flowers in my garden. Apart from that I put together a tutorial on knitting fair isle and, to stick to knitting for a moment, I showed you some socks… Read More Monthly Montage – May
I find it hard to take good photographs of my flower beds but I do love taking close ups of individual flowers, so I am going to share a few flower ‘portraits’ of some of the current flowers in my garden. First some landscape portraits in alphabetical order Allium (this is the Cristophe variety)Then one… Read More Flower portraits
I couldn’t resist giving you a quick update on changes in the garden. The wallflowers that I planted to keep the cats off the place where I am going to plant a daphne have come into flower and make a colourful show! The pansies that equally were planted to keep a spot for some lavender… Read More Quick garden post!