Category: garden

Wisteria galore #wisteria #garden #bloom #vil…

Wisteria galore

#wisteria #garden #bloom #villaaugustus #dordrecht #blauweregen #lente (at Villa Augustus)

Lost Words, Lost Spaces

New Blog! On the beautiful book The Lost Words and the need to maintain our connection to nature through green space in towns and cities.

The recently released The Lost Words is a beautiful book which was developed following the decision to remove a number of wordsdescribing the natural world from the Oxford Junior Dictionary in favour of those deemed more contemporary. The book has rightly met with great acclaim as it seeks to re-engage children with descriptions of the flora and fauna many of us once took for granted. But it also…

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Snapped this pic a while ago but it’s to…

Snapped this pic a while ago but it’s too pretty not to post.

#latergram #bulbs #iris #springiscoming #garden #purple #mothersgarden #lente #bollen #paars

Pffffff…. There’s a lot of work t…

Pffffff…. There’s a lot of work to be done. Where to start?
#pullingweeds #gardening #compost #digging #shoveling #instagarden #takingcareofbusiness #garden #allotment #winter #waitingforspring #green #moestuin #wachtentotdevorstvoorbijis

Container garden avant la lettre. #ethiopia #…

Container garden avant la lettre.

#ethiopia #travelgram #dessie #container #garden #sink #dishes #earlyadopter #frugal #containergarden

We’ve seen some frosty mornings on our c…

We’ve seen some frosty mornings on our cold frame, but the veggies inside are going strong.

#winter #garden #allotment #coldframe #frost #morning #moestuin #koudebak #ijsbloemen

Dahlias- every time I think they must be the very last. Here are…

Dahlias- every time I think they must be the very last. Here are some my mum collected from her garden recently.

#dahlias #flowers #autumncolours #garden #growityourself #bloemen #kleur #herfst

I thought our odd dahlia was still amazing. Look at this display…

I thought our odd dahlia was still amazing. Look at this display in my dad’s garden.

#dahlias #yellow #bright #autumn #colour #garden #bloementuin #geel #oktober #herst #kleur

15/08/17: DISASTER- next-door’s 100+ year old Victoria…

15/08/17:
DISASTER- next-door’s 100+ year old Victoria Plum tree’s branch broke…
so loads a plums for us then!
It has been a fantastic year for both plums and damsons around us, that the old brittle branches of the plum couldn’t take the weight!
Oh well… every cloud…

Beautiful time of year, especially after the rain. I picked up…

Beautiful time of year, especially after the rain. I picked up some hostas after hearing they were edible, but I’ve never actually seen one in flower before, they are lovely. Pretty carpets of chamomile and thyme flowers are also coming in, which I am holding off from harvesting in order to get more seeds to stock the rest of the beds.

The mixed annuals are really starting to look good as well. The main players seem to be broccoli, carrot, chard, tomato and amaranth, with a few cucumbers dotted around too. I also keep finding lots of random self seeded potatoes too, which I’m leaving in place to do their thing.