November treasures

I’m doing pretty well here! This is probably one of the very few times I’ve actually blogged in November – it’s my least favourite month of the year. A time when I feel at my least hopeful … but I love December, January, February, so have to keep reminding myself that they are just around … Continue reading November treasures

Here be snowdrops …

My snowdrops arrived yesterday! They are wonderful, pot-grown plants from the garden and nursery of De Boschhoeve in Holland. I bought a collection comprising ‘Sam Arnott’, ‘Jaquenetta’, ‘Pusey Green Tips’, ‘Atkinsii’, ‘Viridapice’, ‘Beluga’, ‘Hippolyta’ and ‘Straffan’ – and added in a couple of bulbs of ‘Magnet’ because I couldn’t resist. The kind grower sent me … Continue reading Here be snowdrops …

Dry August

It’s dry, dry dry here, in spite of the fact that we’ve had more rain this summer than usual and the temperatures have only soared beyond 38 degrees centigrade on one day. However, I nipped off this page to do a temperature double-check and found a frightening news item (posted a day ago), asking if … Continue reading Dry August