Bindweed. Calystegia sepium. Nightmare to a gardener or Habitat for a bug*? It all depends on your perspective. Just like everything in life. * actually not a bug but a beetle, possibly a male Oedemera […]
Transformation: giving up petals producing fruit growing and maturing and a different kind of beauty emerges.
During 8 weeks of UK lockdown, I’ve been keeping to the rules and walked the local area. Rules changed last week and today, with my friend Liz, I walked on Dartmoor. The big open space, […]
An empathetic wall, built to protect something without hermetic seal, designed to tumble when what is confined within desires to expand, without damage.
The perfect place for a lizard to soak up sunshine! I’m very happy to see this creature in our garden, hopefully where there is one, there are many more hidden from view. And this individual […]
Are your eyes, too, drawn to the pink, blue and yellow among the green and drifts of white in the hedgerows? Often I see the mist of the tiny white flowers of Hedge Parsley and […]
I may be the last person to realise two things about foxglove flowers: the spots within their trumpets appear to be unique to the plant and tiny little hair line their opening. Nevermind, it was […]
Just as I thought the Cornish hedgerows have nothing new to offer for a while, this honeysuckle came into view. And then another one and more…how come I did not notice yesterday? Of course, the […]
As pretty as a daisy in the evening light…
A delightful young orchard on a south-facing slope covered in wild flowers and iris, a reminder of the horticultural heritage of the Tamar Valley.