This week’s photo challenge invites us to share the structure of an everyday object. I took this photograph of allium flowers back in June, when we visited the National Trust property Washington Old Hall. The flowers heads are huge pom-poms of colour, and when there’s a whole bed of them, it’s easy for the eye … More Structure

bursting buds

Remember back in March, when I was so pleased that my allium bulbs were shooting? Well, they’ve really come on over the past few days, and they’re now on the point of bursting into flower. Considering I shoved them in on a bit of a wing and a prayer last Autumn, they’re doing really well. … More bursting buds

green shoots

I have two small borders in front of the little house. When we first came here, they were completely overshadowed by a huge old walnut tree, and contained a few scabby-looking roses. I cut the roses down at ground level, and planted some lavender and perennial geraniums. They all did okay last summer, despite one … More green shoots