Leopards, Toads and Scarlet Elf Cups

Leopards, Toads and Scarlet Elf Cups

I have to admit that October is my favourite month of the year . . . The colour shades of autumn  Once passed the Autumn equinox the encroaching winter darkness begins to make its mark. There are special sunny, warm days when the sky is absolutely crystal clear...
WANTED: Partridge for a Pear Tree

WANTED: Partridge for a Pear Tree

September is the ninth month of the year and is usually called the harvest month. Accordingly, we have been harvesting some of our fruit and vegetables but not always at the time of our choosing.  Potato Thief!  On a walk around the garden recently we...
The Last of the Summer Wine

The Last of the Summer Wine

It was only as I switched on the kitchen light the other night, about 10pm, that I realised the long summer evenings are coming to a close as the year turns onwards through the seasons. It’s hard to think that it will soon be autumn but there are just enough warm...
Summertime & the Potatoes are Flowering

Summertime & the Potatoes are Flowering

Ripen in the Sun  In every garden and municipal border roses, irises, clematis and lupins are flowering, vegetables are maturing and in sunny corners, the blackcurrants are beginning to bruise over as the deep purple-black colour begins to appear; raspberries...
May ‘Blossom Time’

May ‘Blossom Time’

One of the abiding joys of Spring is the fact that many deciduous trees waken up from their winter dormancy and burst into flower. They are festooned in fragile blossom and look absolutely stunning and perhaps one of the most special of all these flowers is the Cherry...
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