The big cut comes only once each year and despite the dramatic-sounding description is really not the great deal one might imagine it to be. The yearly cutting back of an area of high grass - a bulb lawn earlier in the year, a wildflower patch later on and a sanctuary for a few native … Continue reading A Cutting Job!
Tag: Wildflowers in the garden
The Big News of the Day!
Don't worry! You may now be thinking that you missed an important news announcement on the television today but my big news didn't appear there at all. Obviously, my news didn't register on the grand scale of things in the world today but it was good for me and I'm delighted with it. As you … Continue reading The Big News of the Day!
Seven Lady’s Smocks
Now, you might think I have changed the style of my wardrobe but that is not the case. Rather it is the celebration of a little moment in the garden. We have a small area which has changed over the years from being a "bulb lawn" to a wildflower patch. Originally, we planted a large … Continue reading Seven Lady’s Smocks
Six on Saturday 15/08/2020
The hay has been saved! Our "Bulb Lawn/High Grass/Wildflower Patch" has come to the final cycle of its year; we cut everything to the ground last week and took it all away - the "saving" bit. After months of changing appearances it has been brought back to basics, to its off-season appearance, to being just … Continue reading Six on Saturday 15/08/2020
Six on Saturday, 08/08/2020
In, Out and Back Again! It was how the past week went - in and out and back again. We went out on two days to walk, see wildflowers and visit a garden, all very welcome from our now usual stay-at-home living because of Covid 19 and recent numbers indicate that it is very likely … Continue reading Six on Saturday, 08/08/2020
Suddenly, Out of the…Green!
Today gave me one of those beautiful surprises which comes to a gardener every now and then. You will know the experience: a plant, thought lost, appears again, fit and healthy; a first flowering of a treasured gift, the germination of a rare seed etc etc. Gardeners will understand what I mean. Such moments are … Continue reading Suddenly, Out of the…Green!
The Chequered Lawn
Nature can, at times, benevolently redirect our gardening plans and it is as well to go with it rather than fight against it – going with the flow, so to speak. Some years back we had the idea of having a patch of grass in the garden where we would plant bulbs – a bulb … Continue reading The Chequered Lawn