Brackens’ Corner

Brackens’ Corner

“In a quiet corner of a garden on the edge of a wood sits a round growth covered in moss at the base of an old Ash tree. For the few who visit this part of the garden, it is seen as just an unusual part of a tree but if you were to look more closely you would...
February’s finest

February’s finest

“On the wind in February Snowflakes float still, Half inclined to turn to rain, Nipping, dripping, chill.” ~Christina Georgina Rossetti, “A Year’s Windfalls,” 1866 February, what a wonderful month it is. Of course, there will be a few of...
Under the log

Under the log

The Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) is a hidden gem and is not a garden beauty that you will always see. On a crisp winters morning I was pruning apple trees with my mate Tom, when we decided that we needed to escape the wind that was blowing right across the...
Trixie the dog (The Forgotten Garden)

Trixie the dog (The Forgotten Garden)

Trixie the dog – from ‘The Forgotten Garden‘   “She is a funny scruffy little dog who always comes to say hello to Bracken, often knocking her over with a big sloppy kiss with her large rough tongue. When I say little, I actually mean little to...
Æftera Geola (After Yule)

Æftera Geola (After Yule)

It has been a horrible wet start to 2018 and being a gardener, this has been frustrating in more ways than one. So while the weather is putting pay to any pay, I thought I’d whack out a short picture post. Now if it had snowed more, I would be moaning less but...

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