Category: gardening

Sunbathing Blackbird

This beautiful boy just hopped casually into the garden, flopped down, spread his wings and luxuriated in the sun. Why wouldn’t you? Advertisements

Flowers!

As this was growing, prior to flowering, it looked exactly like a gladioli. Not so much now it has flowered! I love having mystery plants move into my garden. We had some cyclamen pop up from nowhere last year. Magical! 

Imbolc Flowers

I was looking back through some old posts and was delighted with the flowers and offerings I photographed in 2014, so here they are again. How will you be celebrating the coming spring?

Friday Reads

Here is my ‘To Read’ or ‘To Read Again’ list for 2017. A Mystic Guide to Cleansing and Clearing by David Salisbury. I’ve read this already but am looking forward to revisiting some of the chapters when I have a bit of a clear out…

Making a Bird Feeder

We took a 4 pint plastic milk jug, cut a little ‘door’ near the base, covered it in the net from some onions so the food wouldn’t fall straight through, and used Gorilla tape to cover sharp edges and stiffen the plastic. We’ve hung…

Feeding the Birds

   That’s the silver birch in my new back garden, and that’s a string of fat balls hanging off the stump of a recently pruned branch. You see, I moved recently, and it was incredibly stressful. I’m still in a mind-numbing dispute with my…

Meadowsweet

      My friend took me for a walk around New Galloway, and amongst the brambles and cow parsley we found beautiful meadowsweet, also known as mead wort or Queen of the Meadow. Although a useful herb, especially to a home brewer like myself,…