Something beginning with…

18 Aug

I think it’s fair to say that I am a keen gardener. I’ll happily spend hours just pottering about, jumping from job to job as I see things that need doing. When I go back into the house The Friaress … Read More »

A little fall of rain

25 Sep

Finally, we had some rain this week. I’ve been putting out bedding plants and donations for the last month or so, and they’ve all been looking a bit sad because it has been so dry (and I’m reluctant to water … Read More »

Conquering the meadow

19 Aug

As well as non-opening windows and the remains of a bonfire slap bang in the middle of the garden, one of the things the previous residents left us was knee high grass covering what we have now christened “the meadow”. … Read More »

Laurel trees. What are they good for?

28 Jul

Absolutely nothing  (to paraphrase Frankie Goes to Hollywood). Well, no that isn’t necessarily true.  Exhaustive research (i.e. reading the Wikipedia entry about laurel) shows that it is actually where bay leaves come from (I didn’t know that), as well as … Read More »