flaming june

I’ve been neglecting my blog disgracefully for the past couple of weeks, largely because summer has arrived with a vengeance in Grahy. We’ve had days of blue skies and sunshine, with temperatures today and yesterday in the mid to high 30s centigrade. It’s a bit too hot for me, to be honest, although I’m really … More flaming june

dandelion clocks

We’ve decided to leave more areas of uncut grass in the garden this year, to encourage wild plants and flowers, and provide a food source for pollinating insects. We’re already seeing a wide range of species, including clover, speedwell, buttercups, herb robert, and, as you can see in the photo, dandelions. The flowers are rather … More dandelion clocks

silver poppies

It’s still a bit early in the year for poppies really, but we ordered our Higgledy Garden flower seeds last week, ready for sowing later this month, and we included some poppy seeds this year. In the UK, poppies have been associated with remembrance since the end of the First World War, but they have a … More silver poppies