Flowers – Wild and Garden!

Lavish praise, a very generous book review, can be counter-productive for there is within us all that little streak of cynicism which says it may be too good to be true. This is my predicament with Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast, A Natural History by Carol Gracie for I fear that you may be inclined … Continue reading Flowers – Wild and Garden!

Six on Saturday, 25/07/2020

It was a bit of a dash around with the camera to capture images and inspiration to put something together for this week's Six on Saturday. The morning had been spent packaging snowdrop bulbs to post off to fellow snowdrop enthusiasts - a little swapping is far, far cheaper than buying these exorbitantly-priced bulbs. There … Continue reading Six on Saturday, 25/07/2020

Dining on the Long Acre – The Wild Food Plants of Ireland

Reading Tom Curtis and Paul Whelan's book, The Wild Food Plants of Ireland, has brought another layer, a greater depth of interest, to my wildflower wanderings along our road in recent days. The damsons on the boundary ditch of the garden have set well but I'll have to wait for them to ripen before picking … Continue reading Dining on the Long Acre – The Wild Food Plants of Ireland