End of month view – April 2017

These are butternut squash seedlings on my window ledge. It's raining outside, which is a very good thing; steady, hour after hour. What happened to April showers? April has seen masses of stuff coming into leaf and flowering like mad. It has also seen weeks of dry weather and the threat of frost on half…

End of month view, March 2017

There's quite a bit flowering now, bulbs and bushes. I'm not sure how but we still have three magnolias, used to have five. The one behind the polytunnel is Vulcan and it's slowly falling over. It might be possible to push it back up and prop it, I hope so. The plum tree on its…

End of month view – February 2017

I do like a different viewpoint. You get very familiar with your own garden and it can get difficult "to see oursels as ithers see us". I know the top viewpoint very well, but the bottom one I find much more engaging as it's unfamiliar. I find myself looking closely at it, noticing patterns and…

End of month view -December 2016

At this time of year a bit of sunshine makes a huge difference both to photos of the garden and to the pleasure of being out in it. Today is desperately dull. My various Hakonechloas are providing some colour, as are the evergreens but there isn't a great deal flowering. Just outside the front window…

End of month view -September 2016

Shamelessly pinching the idea from Patient Gardener Helen, I am going to do this months eomv as a walk around our small patch of Cornwall. I've put a map at the bottom of the page showing where you are for each photo. (1) If you came through our side gate this would be your first…