This is the first time I’ve joined in with The Propator’s Six-on-Saturday meme. It seems a really nifty format to record what’s been going on during the week. I think I can stick to the rules – but need to reduce verbiage! My six this week are mostly NOT pretty. Four are simply ‘problems’ and … Continue reading Six on Saturday
In my opinion, the late, great Alan Bloom has a lot to answer for. While I think he was an unbeatable plantsman (some of his introductions number in my top five garden perennials), he seems to have given gardeners permission to throw away discipline. Sometimes I think that if I see another curvy 1970s ‘island … Continue reading Let’s get some discipline!
One reason I don’t blog more is because I feel I endlessly repeat myself. But the truth is that the garden repeats itself too … there may be more areas developed each season, but the stars (the ones that endure on heavy clay with fierce summer heat) give me more of the same (but better) … Continue reading Mostly Irises
I’m a singularly uncommitted blogger, but that doesn’t mean I’m not out there, almost daily, still doing it! My garden calls to me more than the computer does, I’m afraid. Every year it’s more rewarding. Having started the garden in 2012, there are some shrubs I’ve planted during the last five years that have probably … Continue reading Catching up & looking over my shoulder
So there I was this morning – all chirpy and free like the birds, with a day to spend in the garden. All is going so well down there – things shooting that I never expected to see again, plants establishing nicely with the warmth and a drop of rain. Lots of things ticked … Continue reading A few favourites … daffodils and tulips
I first started my blog quite a while ago (you can find my original here). It was a seed that sprouted from a desire to communicate what was happening in my garden here in France to my husband (endlessly working abroad) and my mother (living in Scotland). The Bon Viveur is again absent working in … Continue reading An August indulgence (the long read …)
Firstly, may I apologise to all of those whose vases from yesterday I still haven’t visited. Suffice it to say that I am struggling to carry on blogging at the moment. I look forward to visiting, commenting and enjoying over the next few days. Here is the border at the moment. My first picture (above) … Continue reading Tuesday View