Wednesday, 7 October 2020 | Alison
I like to think of October as late summer rather than autumn. It gives me a more positive feeling, like summer is still carrying on. But the fact is, this month sees a lot of change in the garden. The light is more dappled as the sun becomes lower in the sky and the days and nights become cooler. It is darker a bit earlier every day and usually it’s a windier, rainier month.........
1 CommentFriday, 2 October 2020 | Alison
The county of Kent, in the South East, is well known as being the ‘Garden of England’, with its warm climate, fruit orchards, castles and wonderful gardens to explore. But just a hop and a skip on a ferry and an easy 3-hour drive downwards (or south) from the French port of Caen, brings you to the picturesque ‘Garden of France’, known as the Loire Valley............
Thursday, 10 September 2020 | Alison
I know I say this with almost every month of the gardening year, but I do love September in the garden. I find it a therapeutic month, with time to enjoy the harvests of the vegetable patch and have enough flowers to fill vases inside with a dazzling delight of dahlias, this year in soft peachy pinks and ornate oranges.......
Tuesday, 25 August 2020 | Alison
It’s been a funny old year so far, hasn’t it, and I don’t mean funny ha-ha.
2020 will certainly be a year we shall all long remember for so many reasons. Covid-19 has brought upheaval to the whole world with uncertainty, sadness, changes in the workplace and adjustments to family dynamics.
Alongside this there have been better times too - the kindness of neighbours, now friends, the fortitude of our NHS workers and opportunities for thinking outside the box, whether it be workwise or the sanctuary and safety of our gardens.