I’m calling this vase my ‘late summer harvest’, because it sums up what’s been happening here for the last month. There are three types of harvest in the pictures. The first is obviously the flowers. I used zinnias ‘Purple Prince’, ‘Benary’s Giant Lime’, ‘Queeny Red Lime’ and ‘Deep Zinnia Mix’, all from Sarah Raven. Sadly … Continue reading In a vase on Monday. 28.09.20
The greenhouse has been a terrific success for the tomatoes, sweet peppers and chilli peppers. I was worried that it would be too hot, but the Coolaroo shading the Bon Viveur put up in May seems to have worked well, even though the south side and the roof have not yet been shaded. It’s … Continue reading Greenhouse & end of month view
This site is called ‘Garden Dreaming at Chatillon’, but I never really write about the main dream. Today, when the dream seemed so far away, I refocused and pondered whether or not I actually needed some help in the garden. Since I was about 26 years old my biggest dream has been to have … Continue reading Delphiniums and other dreams
I guess I must have a bit of an addiction – not just to Cathy’s lovely ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme at Rambling in the Garden, but also (and more seriously!) to delphiniums. Now the thing is, they are not the kind of plant I would normally be comfortable growing. They require far too … Continue reading In a vase on Monday – back in the game!
It’s been a long, difficult winter – and a very long time since I blogged. Hopefully the winter’s treated you well? Today I’m looking back at what now seems like a kind of golden era last summer, and remembering how much I love Scottish gardens. Those who read my blog regularly (when I post!) may … Continue reading Scottish Inspiration 2: Kellie Castle Garden
I couldn’t let Nick’s delphiniums go without a Vase on Monday mention. There are two varieties included in my vase: ‘Blue with White Bee’ (shown above) and ‘King Arthur'(a smaller and daintier flower with an interesting combination of different blues and a small white eye). They came as a Hayloft Plant collection in 2014 (against … Continue reading In a vase on Monday: Nick’s delphiniums
For the first time I’m joining in with Helen’s meme at The Patient Gardener. I’m sorry that this is rather long, but it’s been ages since I did a practical update on the entire garden; this is as much for my long-term record as for your interest. April weather has been mixed. Heavy rains just … Continue reading April: End of Month View