Ladybird, ladybird…….

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. As shown from the solanum and honeysuckle on the trellis, our front garden remained free of ash from next door’s bonfire, and, although some the precipitation, such as this on the pulmonaria and Japanese anemones, remains, the fire has died down and we are able to seeContinue reading “Ladybird, ladybird…….”

Spinners Garden

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY This morning, after a brief time in our own garden where The Head Gardener has been replenishing and planting the beds either side of the Heligan Path;  sunlight brightened the Star of India clematis on the Gothic Arch; and another example was suspended from the prunus pissardi aboveContinue reading “Spinners Garden”

The Garden Map

Come for a further wander down the garden paths. Stepping out of the utility room stable doorway, we meet this little rose that was bramble-bound last year. This frilly new pink poppy sits quite well against the red Japanese maple, visible from the kitchen window. Opposite our small patch of grass, we think designed for aContinue reading “The Garden Map”

The Gauntlet

When I read Baroness Orczy’s timeless novel, ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’, I had a vague idea that this was a flower, but didn’t know what it looked like. We have a lovely little orange weed, rather like a forget-me-not in size, that crops up all over the garden. I haven’t been digging it up, because IContinue reading “The Gauntlet”