Seeing mistletoe in the shops at Christmas reminded me of some mistletoe I grew a few years ago. When I moved from my previous house, the mistletoe had sprouted on an apple tree I had seeded. However, I was not there long enough to see it grow any bigger than a few leaves. With...Continue reading
It was the Autumn equinox yesterday. The bumble bees and other insects are still out and about doing their late year foraging and building up stores for winter. Verbena bonariensis, seems to be a really good flower for pollinating insects. It continually flowers from mid summer all the way through to late autumn. The...Continue reading
We are in full summer now, flowers blooming all over the place and the bees are busy. This glorious picture, nicely summarises some of the glorious flowers in bloom at the moment....
We have probably grown too many sweet peas this year (if you can have too many). The seed was selected for scent and even though the flowers are mostly varying forms of white, the scent is amazing. Dotted around the house and in the vegetable garden (where they are growing), the perfume is amazing,...Continue reading