Tag: gardening

The Call

White treasure, petals bright Fall from high to small Hands and fingers, softly lands Adoration; springtime’s call.

Blossom

Waves of pleasure Olfactory lust Nasal pollination Vernal must Musky, heady Trance inducing Moving, ready, Rain drops sluicing Founts of heaven Sensation heavy Petrichor bomb Blossom so heady The smell of spring The scented air The cherry, apple Plum and pear Hawthorn coming Spikes…

New Poem: Ink Cap

Fungi, the changing season, and some gorgeous artwork from Nimue Brown. http://moon-books.net/blogs/moonbooks/pagan-poetry-ink-cap/

Big Jim!

Meet Big Jim the chilli! That’s the actual name of this variety. I haven’t tried the peppers yet as this is the first. They smell sweet as opposed to fiery, but taste will tell! I haven’t grown too many plants this year what with…

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?

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! 

Feeding the Birds

Re-sharing for #mondayblogs as we’ve been feeding the birds more and more recently, now it’s becoming colder. We’ve also inadvertently been feeding the squirrels too. Read the original post here.

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…

Orchid

This orchid has been with me for about eight years, but hasn’t flowered for around five of those. So the below picture pleases me greatly.   

Notes from the Apothecary: Lavender

Summer

    Spiderlings        Elderflower 

Gardening day.

   Marigold seedling repotted.    Yarrow ready to go into the garden.    Asparagus peas: a new venture this year.    Fresh Black Peppermint. Smells divine.