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.
Monday, 22 June 2020 | Alison
We are nothing without bees, and definitely nothing at all without the ‘bee’s knees’. Why? Because bees carry pollen back to the hive to feed their young, in sacs on their legs, and though they may not technically have knees it is a good analogy. The ‘bee’s knees’ was originally used in the 1920’s to describe something as being “excellent” and bees as well as other beneficial insects have been just that for millennia.
3 CommentsMonday, 11 May 2020 | Alison
Coronavirus is a word we know all too well now but, virus or no virus, nature continues to produce an abundance of spring colour to engage us, and although lockdown continues in the UK as I write this, most of us have been able to take a short walk or dust down our bicycles and cycle each day to appreciate the life affirming richness of spring unfolding before our eyes with flowering blossom trees, elegant magnolias, unfurling fern leaves and every day something new, like clumps of bluebells, lilac and wisteria greeting us on our daily stint of exercise this spring, whether it be an isolated stroll around the garden or a brisk walk in the local park........