So, the title should be changed – I will no longer live vicariously but live naturally (or whatever is the opposite to vicarious). My friend said that she will enquire about sharing the allotment together so that we can both have equal access (at the moment there is only one key). There is apparently one … Continue reading Living vicariously: Part two
My friend just received notification that she had come to the top of the queue for an allotment space. She has been waiting for three years but is unable to be too excited as when she tells people some answer they have been waiting up to twelve years. They wanted someone who will actually work … Continue reading Living vicariously!
I had been complaining that the squirrels ate all my tulip bulbs before they even had a chance to sprout. While this is still true, out of the 40 or so I planted, a few have bloomed despite the attacks. They are not particularly incredible but I am just glad to see some in the … Continue reading Finally Tulips
This is one of my favourite fragranced flowers I have in my house; if you ever have the chance to get one, jump on it. The walking apostle plant or iris is also known as the poor man’s orchid or one day iris (Neomarica gracilis); it smells like heaven but each flower lasts for less … Continue reading Walking Apostle
Hoverflies are abundant in my back garden now that the weather is warm and sunny; although hoverflies feed on nectar, some of the species’ larvae eat aphid and other pests so it is always good to encourage them into the garden. The only problem is, although some feed on aphids; other larvae feed on plants … Continue reading Hoverflies
There were a few things that I thought might not have survived the heavy snow and I was resigning to ditch them however a lesson in patience told me to wait at least until the warm weather. My six in Saturday are these resurrections a little late for Easter but very welcome indeed. I bought … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Things aren’t dead
On Saturday I went to the RHS Orchid Show – I want to go to the RHS Chelsea flower show but probably won’t work out well to be able to so when I saw this show running over the weekend; I decided it would be a nice compensation. I dragged my husband along (he is … Continue reading RHS Orchid Show (& Plant Fair)