The first weekly WordPress photo challenge of 2015 is ‘new’. As a garden-lover, I thought of witch-hazel: you can hardly miss the striking yellow flowers that appear on otherwise bare, leafless branches in wintry gardens as a sign of better things to come. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: new”
Today, I’m sharing some more garden pictures, plus a handy list of suppliers of vegetable seeds, sprouting seeds, green manure seeds and herb seeds. If you are eagerly anticipating the gardening year ahead and are tempted to buy a packet or two of these tiny living things, now’s the time, especially if you’re looking for something that’s rare or unusual – many catalogues will be fresh off the print. Continue reading “Where to buy vegetable seeds”
I want this to be my personal blog, not a façade. That means letting you in, whoever you are, to see what I think. Really think. About all kinds of issues, including, more rarely, sensitive ones where your views may differ from mine. Continue reading “Leelah Alcorn: a harsh lesson in tolerance”
Many of us will be planning New Year’s resolutions: to live 2015 happy with who we are – happy that we’re not all the same, perhaps – but our plants can’t make resolutions and are dependent on us for at least some of their happiness. How do we make 2015 a happier year for them? Continue reading “Make your plants happy in 2015”
In eager anticipation of the Doctor Who Christmas Day Special, I’m sharing pictures of the Tardis window I saw on a New Orleans balcony last month. The sign reads ‘I’m Thankful For Regeneration’: it took me a moment to get it! If you’ve never visited this brave city, which has such a colourful, resilient spirit combined with an unusual ability to celebrate, put it on your ‘to do’ list.
Gardeners will love the architecture as well as the planting schemes of the historic homes in the Garden District: the ricketiness of the roads will make you grateful for your own, almost where ever you live. And check out Magazine Street when you’re there.
Season’s greetings to everyone in the WordPress community, especially those of you who have been kind enough to read some of my blog posts, add your own comments or follow me and to those who have inspired me through their own blogs. I really appreciate you all!
Lots of love – Susan x