The Three Peaks Challenge

Most of our verbascums have been ravaged by caterpillars. Some, perhaps protected by hoverflies, have survived. There are some wonderful scents in the garden. Some simply pervade the atmosphere. Others, like this salvia microphylla, a woody shrub native to¬†Arizona and Mexico, emit their fragrance from crushed, or simply rubbed, leaves. These have odours of mintContinue reading “The Three Peaks Challenge”

‘There’s No Need For That To Be In The Road’

Being a firm adherent of the adage attached to Robert the Bruce: ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again’, I set off this morning in search of Dave’s lakes which I had failed to find yesterday. ¬†For those who don’t know the story, King Robert I of Scotland, their fourteenth century monarchContinue reading “‘There’s No Need For That To Be In The Road’”