Tuesday View

Unfortunately the gardener still hasn’t been to cut the grass (she seems to think that planting sweet peas, perennials and thinning spinach is more important), so the border is still looking a bit scruffy round the ears this week. Rosa ‘Canary Bird’ is going over now. Behind the rose is one of the few cool … Continue reading Tuesday View

In a Vase on Monday

Today is the la Fête du Travail in France and the symbol of this public holiday – in honour of workers’ rights – is the lily-of-the-valley. Lily-of-the-valley swamps us with its appearance everywhere at this time of year. Not just in our gardens: on street corners in towns there are people offering little bunches of … Continue reading In a Vase on Monday