So here I am, back in the North ! 🙂 I haven't written anything in English for a while, except a little song (to which I haven't found the tune), but feel it is the language for this lighthearted blogpost. I love the North of England. Its landscape of hills and moors is beauty and … Continue reading Northern light
Many things happened over the last few months, but that might be the subject of another blogpost. We'll see. Today, finally, a bit of sun in this dreary island (I mean, what a weather. In France (Lyon), not only did I not wear fleece jackets, I didn't even own one. Here have the joy of … Continue reading May, beginning of June.
It feels good starting to work again in the garden. Some hard pruning, some repotting, some cleaning (and some slug pellets scattering, alas). And the hot questions which keep me awake in the early hours... Will the blue hydrangea stay blue this year ? Will the snake-head fritillaries survive the imposition of a gorgeous Candy … Continue reading About a little garden’s destiny
July is now here, believe it or not. Here are the renoncules. Pretty glamorous, aren't they ? Now, my husband's favourite : the Japanese spiraea. A bit too voluminous to my taste (wait till this Autumn, you'll get a Tory-style cut), but the bumble bees are all over it. The alliums took their time, but … Continue reading July buds
So. Slugs and snails. Well, there's not much to say, really. I think I am losing the battle. I tried the nasty pellets, but wasn't too happy about it. I am not super green, etc, but if you can avoid using nasty stuff, why not try ? So I purchased copper tape for the pots … Continue reading Slugs and snails and puppy dogs’tails
Arrivée des érables. Rien que leur nom est un enchantement – ce « a long », trainant, qui s’allonge comme branche sous la brise. Depuis quelques jours, je m'inquiétais de ne pas avoir assez de place pour les planter, je me reprochais d'avoir eu les yeux plus gros que le ventre, comme d'habitude. Je me disais, tant … Continue reading The Japanese maples have arrived.
Hello again. Well, this blogging business was first suggested to me by my husband, amused by my newly found passion for growing things and fighting slugs and snails (a battle which I am losing). So, a gardening blog this will be, most of the time. It could be entitled : "The ignorant and hopeful gardener". … Continue reading Introduction to my little garden and a discovery for me.