EOMV, Garden blogging, Garden Meme

End of Month View – June 2018

I am a complete allotment newbie, so I am learning on the job with the help,of reading other allotment blogs.  If you are new to my blog (hello and welcome!) I am ‘caretaking’ a half plot allotment for an elderly lady who can no longer manage it herself but she is loathe to relinquish it.  She is… Continue reading End of Month View – June 2018

Flowers, Garden blogging, Photography

Six on Saturday in Vivid Colour 30 June 2018

A regular Six on Saturday can leave a bit of a challenge when you only have patio pots.  I didn’t really do myself any favours last week when I posted close up photos of my pots, leaving me not a lot new photos to post this week.   However, always one for a challenge, the… Continue reading Six on Saturday in Vivid Colour 30 June 2018

Personal blogging, Photography, Places to visit

This is Where I Now Live – Emsworth, Hampshire

It really is Flaming June at the moment and after an hour on the allotment this morning I was beginning to feel completely sapped of energy so came home. No more gardening for me today!   After lunch in fear of falling asleep I decided it would be good thing to go for a walk… Continue reading This is Where I Now Live – Emsworth, Hampshire

container planting, Flowers in the Garden, Garden blogging

Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

I am an infrequent contributor to Six on Saturday hosted by The Propagator Blog but coming back from my holiday and welcomed by a glorious display of colour on the patio I have to share them with you.1. My Container Garden It wasn’t deliberate that the brights are on one side and the gentle shades are on the… Continue reading Six on Saturday – Patio Planting 23-06-2018

Garden blogging, Garden Visits, Saga Holiday

Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Three

A coach tour of six gardens in three days is just enough, I feel all gardens-out now. It has been a really wonderful holiday, meeting interesting people, eating lots of cake, drinking copious cups of tea and coffee as well as a lot of laughs playing impomtu very silly games in the evening.  The last… Continue reading Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Three

Garden blogging, Garden Visits

Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Two

Abbotsbury, Sub-tropical Gardens Before I started this garden tour I told friends that one of the gardens was Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens the first reaction of those who had been there was "Oh, you'll love it!". They were not wrong. The weather was a mixed bag - just right for wandering around but it was misty… Continue reading Summer Gardens of Dorset – Day Two