Beauty And A Beast

The gardens are generally looking fine. Though frankly if they didn't during June, I might as well give up and get a proper job. But the Kidney Beds are in dire need of a major revamp.  They were cobbled together five years ago with a few sitting tenants, some plants from my garden, gifts from … Continue reading Beauty And A Beast

Snipping Amphibians …

... is, I imagine, an unpleasant experience and one I try to avoid. Common Toad - Nov 2011 The gardens at The Priory are watery.  They contain two large ponds, lots of drainage ditches and are bordered on one side by a mighty, broad river.  (Or a little brook - depending on how big you … Continue reading Snipping Amphibians …

Freeloading Ne’er-do-wells

A third wave of crocuses (Pickwick) are now showing off. A stouter plumper crocus this, befitting it's name Gosh.  What's that?  On that tree?  Looks like a well made nestbox.  Rustic and yet chic. The flurry of comments on my recent auricula post was such that I feel obliged to post another picture of this … Continue reading Freeloading Ne’er-do-wells