So much for good intentions! I promised myself I’d photograph these hyacinths every seven days. But, you know what? They were just too boring every seven days! Although I did become rather excited when both little green noses had appeared. Generally, however, it was like sitting eternally watching a kettle boil. They have now been growing on … Continue reading The School Project 2
Ok, So I know you all do this anyway and did it when you were knee-high … But I’m a late bloomer. This is the first time I’ve ever grown hyacinths like this. I’m enchanted, can’t stop looking. After just over seven days in my home they look like this. I keep peering at the … Continue reading The School Project
Well, not quite wordless. RIP Châtillon’s little footbridge over the Apance, swept away in the winter floods last year (this picture dated 13 Dec 2013). Time to repair it? When I’m stuck in the house working all day in winter, can’t do my quick bit of woodland exercise any more! Continue reading Wordless Wednesday
This vase is a little more my usual style – a plonk-it posy that expresses the garden perfectly as it is right now! And actually, I think that’s the way I love them best. My wander for the blooms was damp again – will it never stop raining? We’ve had no frost, and so there are … Continue reading In a vase on Monday
Can you find beautiful foliage plants at Châtillon right now? Well, if you look hard enough … Good foliage in a cold-climate late autumn or winter garden is something that comes with time, knowledge and a bit of careful planning. Strangely enough, the foliage that’s giving me the most pleasure at the moment belongs to a couple of plants … Continue reading November Foliage Follow-up
I’m drowning in butternut squash at the moment and enjoying dragging out all my old recipes, as well as discovering new. A couple of weeks ago I happened on a good soup recipe using chilli peppers. I grew my own ‘Basket of Fire’ chillies from Thompson & Morgan this year, as well as DT Brown’s … Continue reading Butternut soup with a bite!
Hope you enjoy Echinacea ‘White Swan’ tonight. After struggling with Weebly for over a year, I’ve decided to transfer to WordPress (although it seems technically more challenging!). New posts will appear here, on WordPress, but you can still visit my old blog for quite some time – go to gardendreamingatchatillon.weebly.com. Continue reading Bright new day?