Today marks the 20th anniversary since the death of Geoff Hamilton.Continue reading
The scent from this Philadelphus stopped me in my tracks this morning – the smell was exquisite!Continue reading
Who needs to buy a bee hotel? This leafcutter bee was busy making a nest inside a recessed screw hole in my hosepipe reel.
Have you found tiny little caterpillars munching away on your Aruncus Sylvestris leaves? They are the larvae of the sawfly.
I dug up a root of the Sharpes Express potatoes I had previously planted 12 weeks ago and was very disappointed with the results, as they were so tiny.
I guess this is down to the colder-than-normal-weather we have had this Spring.
However, I did cook them and they tasted delicious.
Hopefully another week or two and they should be a reasonable size.
This is beautiful evergreen shrub is Cistus corbariensis which has been flowering profusely for weeks now. The delicate white flowers, with their yellow centres, only last a day before falling off, to be replaced the next day by a whole new crop of flowers. There are so many buds the plant that it will be flowering for many more weeks yet.Continue reading
Cerinthe major is one of my favourite bee-friendly flowers in the garden at the moment.
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival, is a great place for gardeners to find inspiration. Held on the Three Counties Showground it benefits from having the glorious backdrop of the Malvern Hills.Continue reading
I love seeing wild daffodils and here in Gloucestershire we have an area known as the Golden Triangle, where once they flowered so profusely, that they were picked commercially. Nowadays, they are less common, but fortunately there are still some areas where you can enjoy them.