Friday, July 24, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015


I am not an early-riser (at least not by choice), but at 9:30am our yard was still covered by this fine bloom of ice. So beautiful. 


Silene uniflora 

Pelargonium somethingorother 

Crassula (I wonder how it will cope?!)

And a blooming Winter Iris, for luck. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Worm farm decor

My five year old thought the worm farm looked a bit lacklustre (she could be right: it's just two styrofoam boxes and a lid  stacked together), so she's added a few decorations. Isn't it amazing how much is still in bloom even in the 'depths' of winter?! 

Lovely! Mud pies with floral accents. 

And just behind: my prettiest invader (spawn of one single punnet of nasturtiums planted five years ago. I will never be rid of them!)

Monday, July 6, 2015

Seeds of hope

Such tiny balls of promise. I persist with seeds, follow instructions faithfully and so on, and I'm always so sure I'll have rampaging healthy seedlings and acres of flowers and fruit in no time, despite years of evidence to the contrary when all I end up with is sad, empty trays of damp seed raising mix. How could this possibly not work?! 

These are yellow columbines collected over the weekend from MIL's garden. I have just the spot, should they only grow!