Tagged: Garden


Enjoying the Lockdown Sunshine

We’re still quite enjoying the lockdown. The weather has been lovely most of the time, the garden is looking good and we’re quite happy at Ynyslas. We haven’t been anywhere else for nearly two months now but we love it here so it’s no big deal. We’re still busy working of course but there has...


Flowers Everywhere

There are quite a few flowers in the garden at the moment. The bees are loving the chives still and there’s even a surprise rose. I don’t know why it’s always a surprise as it flowers every year but I also do nothing to it and kind of forget that it is there until it...


And so the Garden Grows

Just a quick update from the garden seeing as it is in fine form at the moment. It’s still dominated by the pinks and purples of Aliums, Irises, Aquilegias, Chives and Foxgloves, but the blues of the Forget-me-Knots and Bluebells are now fading. It won’t be long before yellows and oranges take over once again...


A Purple Patch

Well, the last day or two of April saw some typical April showers – just what the garden needed. Things are coming on well out there now and it’s looking quite purple. Chives, Loads of Aquilegia’s in pinks and purples, purple geraniums, purple aliums and even deep purple leaves on a few shrubs. What’s more,...


More Days in Lockdown

Self-Isolation The Coronavirus lockdown continues. Anna has now had a letter for the Welsh Health Authorities to say that she in in a higher risk category and should therefore be ‘properly’ self-isolating for 12 weeks. That means not leaving the house for anything and either making sure the others in her household are also isolating...


Garden Retreat

At least we are still allowed out into our garden during the Coronavirus lockdown. The weather has been pretty good for it too. 9 days without rain and counting means that the floodwaters have receded and I’ve been able to do a bit of tidying up out there. Hedges and taller shrubs have been cut...


Self-Isolating in the Garden

You saw my attempts at social distancing yesterday with a nice surf-ski paddle on the sea miles from anyone. Luckily we can self-isolate in the garden too. It was feeling quite Spring-like out there over the weekend. The sun was shining, I mowed the lawn for the first time this year and there was quite...


Garden Photos and Bees in May

As it’s such a nice day I just couldn’t resist lunch in the garden. Not the best time of day for photos but here are a few photos from the garden anyway. The bees were certainly busy. Not just our honey bees but all sorts of other bees too. It’s always nice to see the...


Signs of Spring?

It¬†doesn’t feel as though we’ve even started Winter yet. Regardless, there are already signs of Spring in the garden with Daffodil shoots, Periwinkle flowers, flower buds on the Hellebore and even some rhubarb shoots breaking through the soil. It’s not looking very Spring-like out over the sea this morning though.

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Harvest Time

I guess it is harvest festival time. Despite not spending too much time working in the garden this summer it is producing well at the moment. The courgettes are still fattening up and providing us with a steady supply. There are tomatoes galore, and even some corn on the cob. Plenty of rhubarb for rhubarb crumbles...