This is my personal website. I’m really enjoying the blogging experience and the online company of so many lovely people. Thanks for visiting me here.

I write for my blog with one ideal reader in mind – a thoughtful, caring, playful person, willing to explore ideas on different subjects, as we might if we were to meet face to face. One who is willing to suspend disbelief for a few minutes: someone who is happy to take an idea and see where they can run with it.

Flowers in sunlight
Flowers in sunlight

I have a childish love of flowers: I’ve seen far too many trendy, almost flowerless gardens, but for me, a garden just isn’t the same without them. My interest in gardening runs deep, inspired by my maternal grandma (Mama), my naturalist father and my mother.

Expect to see pictures of all kinds of flowering plants here, particularly roses, woodland or shade plants and traditional English cottage garden favourites.

It’s wonderful that my blog is visited by people from so many countries around the world, but that means some of the plants I’ll feature may not thrive where you live. While I’ll be sharing my experience of visits to public and private gardens, new trends, inspirational plant combinations, and garden art, you’ll need to look elsewhere for technical gardening advice.

I love poetry, prose and drama, so you’ll find the odd post on writing or literature and, when I can’t resist it, an opinion piece. I’ll post pictures of quirky things I see on my travels too, each with a creative angle or a story to tell. All the pictures you’ll see here are my own, except for the odd one I’ll try to cadge for you from my sweetheart, a sweet garden writer from the Southern States of America.

You’ll meet some wonderful people in the comments section of my blog – feel free to join in. I’m always happy to receive genuine comments and observations about posts and pictures that have struck a chord; letting me know where you think I’ve missed something; sharing another viewpoint; telling me where you agree or think I’m going wrong. I value diversity – it’s what makes us human.

I’ve been told I have the knack of connecting seemingly unrelated ideas to illustrate a point. While you might not know exactly where I’m going in a post, my intention will always be the same: to share some of my experiences; to explore ideas or consider options; to see if together, in our overlapping online communities, we can make our lives richer and happier in some way.

If you’d like to follow along, you couldn’t be more welcome – here’s a link to my blog.

Wildflowers in grass with a path mown through


134 Replies to “About”

  1. What a great visual representation of Customer Complaints Departments!

    I love seeing people who have passion and yours are very clear from even the most cursory visit to your blog.

    By the way, I would really love to see some more of your abstract photography as it relates to flowers and nature in general.

    1. It’s good to have a little fun! Thanks for encouraging me to post more abstract shots – I do take them now and again, but tend not to think of sharing them.

  2. Well done! We are in the midst of a brown winter here and your photos have lifted my spirits considerably. My heart belongs to peonies, but the sacred rose is certainly a gift from the Divine Feminine. Thank you for sharing your passion.

    1. The Liebster Award is a token of affection and encouragement for young blogs, and I gladly welcome both – thanks! It has made it even harder to explain that, after thinking about it, I’ve decided to take the second option, which is not to take part. I’m really touched by your kindness and I hope you already know that I enjoy (and am happy to recommend) your own, equally young blog too. But I think this blog is better remaining award free. I’m sending my love and best wishes to you and The Dogginator – thanks again for thinking of me xx

  3. Beautiful Blog .. Nature Flowers & Roses you just gotta love them ..I’m looking forward to reading & seeing more ❤ …. You might like this rose garden magic from David Austin Roses last summer, its a stunning place if you haven't been yet its worth a visit especially at the hight of the rose season, so as not to miss all the old roses their scent is just magical beyond words ❤

    I did try one of those compressed links in the text … but I so don't think I got it working ..so : hmmm .. learning 🙂
    ( https://heartcloudblessings.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/rose-garden-magic-heart-healing-awake-in-bliss-vs-sleeping/ )

  4. What a delightful blog! You have such an interesting blend of photos and of topics. I liked seeing the cactus photo among all the rose photos and photo of lush plants. We used to live in Wisconsin USA where water was abundant and gardening was easy, and now we live in the desert climate of New Mexico which offers completely different gardening experiences. Great blog.

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