Thursday, January 19, 2017

I've moved

After nearly 12 years of posting and 559 posts, I have finally had enough of Blogger and moved to Wordpress. You can now find me blogging at:

Blogger seems to lack huge amounts of functionality these days, plus no longer has apps available to use on phone or tablet, which seriously hindered my posting now that I have LO. I have used Wordpress for several years in my professional existence and really like what you can do with it, plus I already had an unused blog over there which I used for a joint blogging thing about a decade ago. The time came to resurrect it, and turn it into my blog.

So, thank you for reading my blog over here, and please come and find me in the new place!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Garden in December 2016

I didn't get round taking pictures on the first of the month, but these were taken just before Christmas.

The lawn is looking very green with all the rain it's had.

The grasses at the side are dying down now it's cold.

But there are some signs of life - Clematis 'Wisley cream' is just coming into flower!

The Japanese anenome is covered in fluffy seedheads.

And something else coming into flower! The Daphne is about to flower for the first time.

Winter flowering pansies flowering. In winter.

The Sarcococca  is about to flower too.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Garden at the beginning of August - October 2016


I got really behind with my garden at the beginning of the month photos this year. Once LO was mobile it was hard to get outside with a camera and take pics, and then get them transferred onto my computer and edited for a blog post. So, this is a quick round up of some of the pictures I took.

One of LO's Christening presents - beautiful flowers, it's a stock called 'Joy' from RHS Wisley.

Beautiful flowers

The OH watering the garden during a dry spell. With some assistance from LO who liked moving the hosepipe.

Beginning to look a little Autumnal, and the colours are fading a little bit.

Apples ripening on the standard tree. We did well for apples this year, although they came out quite small - didn't have enough rain at the right time.

Ripening apples on the espalier tree. This is a different variety which ripens later.

The Japanese anenome in all its glory.

One of the fuchsias

The sedums just coming into flower.

Some of the Pyracantha berries.

The Japanese anenome border beginning to look very autumnal!