My garden has a wonderful collection of the Taraxacum flower. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/dandelions-spring-yellow-hill-3404750/ I think they are really beautiful. The bright yellow flowers brighten the garden on even the dullest day. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/dandelion-pollen-nature-grass-3344544/ And the seed head must be one of the finest in the world. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/nature-dandelion-macro-close-3092555/ So why is the dandelion…… Continue reading Why is the beautiful Taraxacum so despised?
You may recall that in an earlier post I outlined my gardening plan for 2021. Ten days later, I’d made very little progress as I recorded here. This lack of progress continued over the Easter weekend. You may recall that just before Easter we had a couple of days of glorious sunshine so at least…… Continue reading Dandelions, dock leaves and stinging nettles
This time we’re in the Yorkshire Wolds. These photos are from late April in 2016. We combined a walk at Helperthorpe Wold with a visit to the gardens at Sledmere. It must have been warmer in 2016 as the oil seed rape was in full bloom. Yesterday, we woke to a covering of snow and…… Continue reading Walking in the Wolds again
On Saturday, I cut the grass for the first time this year. I wouldn’t go so far as to call our grass a lawn as it’s full of moss and and other assorted plant life. It’s just a patch of cut grass for the garden chairs when the weather is warm enough for sitting out…… Continue reading 4 easy-to-grow garden flowers that didn’t cost a penny!