I read today a wonderfully written post which, amongst other things, talked about its author's reading of nature. It stirred me. I would like to answer to her but 1) my little comment was again sent by WordPress to the bin ; 2) I have had no time to think properly. This somewhat clumsy article … Continue reading Vegetal Key (what gardening is)
I can feel the sap thickening in my veins. I can't wait for Autumn to come, the bulbs to plant, etc. I feel dizzy. Of course, gardening helps me cope with worries. All I have at the moment is bad quality multipurpose compost. No potting compost, nor seed compost, nor grit, nor anything worth working … Continue reading Garden diary
Went to bed very late, as usual (a sinful habit I don't seem to be able to correct). Woke up several times in the night, as always. The last awakening came for a good reason : what was happening in my dream troubled me enough to be cut short. Yet, it had started very nicely. … Continue reading Working with Monty Don (a dream, obviously)
The rain and the cold have arrived. The Katsura maple is a deep purple colour. The Osakazuki is very slowly reddening. Redwine lost all its leaves some time ago because of mildew, but has lots of buds. Acer Shirawasanum Aureum is looking quite ugly as its leaves are scorched. I still have a wall of … Continue reading Quick update. (And about rose-tinted glasses.)
Varicelle, quand tu nous tiens ! Hélas, la mauvaise humeur de ma fille me condamne à rester assise dans le fauteuil - si je vais dans la cuisine, ça râle, si je vais dans le jardin, encore pire. Je viens donc de passer deux jours (ou trois ?) à regarder des épisodes de Gardeners' World … Continue reading A la découverte de Gardeners’ World.