If you enjoyed my lichen walk a couple of weeks ago, I think you’ll like this post too. When I stopped to take the second photograph for my diary of a field, I noticed a fallen tree trunk which is screened by the remains of a hedge and the undergrowth of the verge. It’s obviously…… Continue reading Walking in the Wolds
I saw this perturbing report on the BBC News website at the end of last year. Gardens under threat from ‘game changing’ plant disease. Apparently Xylella fastidiosa has caused widespread problems in Europe, wiping out entire olive groves. It can infect plants from lavender to cherry trees and is of real and growing concern in…… Continue reading Our gardens may be under threat
Although I’ve read a great deal about climate change and worry about it a lot, I’ve never given any particular thought as to how climate change will affect our garden. I live in a chalky area where the soil drains quickly even after the heaviest of downpours. I haven’t planted anything very delicate apart from…… Continue reading How will climate change affect your garden?
I found a couple of half-used packets of seeds in the garage yesterday. And there was a nice empty space in one of the large containers at the side of the house. So, I just shoved the seeds in, gave them a dash of water and now I’ll sit back and wait for a splash…… Continue reading Two plants for a cheap and easy splash of summer colour.