The Garden in Flower

My summer kicks off with the release of Margaret's cows from the sheds.  I was on holiday on the big day, and for the first time in several years, I missed all the pent-up excitement, the expectation, the arging and barging, the galloping, the frenetic leaping into the air and bellows resounding across the valley.  … Continue reading The Garden in Flower

I didn’t show you …

... the alliums in flower. After last year's disappointment (when they were mostly reduced to sludge by heavy rain) they were a fine sight. I originally planted one hundred A. aflatunense,  twenty A. rosenbachianum and ten A. globemaster.  They have increased dramatically in number and bulbs have mounded up to the surface.  I won't need … Continue reading I didn’t show you …

Priory Beauties

Over in the meadow, the first Camassia quamash has flowered.  I planted 200 of these small bulbs last autumn so this better not be the only one.  (Or else there'll be trouble).  Very pretty, I think and a little startling when I first saw it. I really like Aquilegia.  Does anyone not?  A few years … Continue reading Priory Beauties