The Priory In June

I will be leaving Sussex and The Priory very soon.  And if I'm excited about my future life in a different part of England, my lower lip trembles sometimes at the thought of leaving this garden; a garden in which I've spent hundreds and hundreds of my days.  (By a rough calculation, more than 1500). … Continue reading The Priory In June

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Wordless Wednesday: Wood Mouse

We're going to have one fat mouse.

Fritillaria Meleagris – The Snake’s Head Fritillary

A couple of weeks ago, after months of squelch, The Priory meadow was dry enough to support the weight of the Etesia ride-on mower ... as well as my added bulk sitting on top.  Had I tried to use it before the ground was firm, the Etesia would have carved up the grass like a … Continue reading Fritillaria Meleagris – The Snake’s Head Fritillary

Anemone nemorosa

April brings wood anemones to The Priory and about time too. Of all the wildflowers that were already here when I arrived, the gradual increase of anemones over the past ten years has given the best reward. They have burgeoned in number using that simple - if obscure - technique of not strimming and mowing … Continue reading Anemone nemorosa

Reblogging: Lambing

Here's the second of an occasional reblogging series from my seven-year catalogue of posts. oooOOOooo It's not as if I need an excuse to go up to Margaret's farm for a natter and a cup of tea.  She's my friend.  But in spring, my visits might be a little more regular than usual and last … Continue reading Reblogging: Lambing