In winter months in England, there are days when gardeners cling to plant catalogues as if they are all we have of spring. Continue reading “Plant catalogue reviews: North Green Snowdrops”
Ever seen a field of yellow sunflowers in an open field in Tuscany, all obediently facing the same way? It’s a beautiful sight, though it always looks a little eerie to me – such clear proof of the irresistible pull of the sun.
If they were humans, we can be sure there’d be a few rebels amongst them. But plants tend to grow to face the sun to a greater or lesser extent. Continue reading “Tips for photographing roses 3: work with nature, not against it”
Peonies are some of my favourite cottage garden plants. It was a pleasure to be able to catch Arley Hall’s collection of plants in flower in the twin borders of the kitchen garden during early to mid June.
This customer complaint rat trap sits on the bar of a quirky, highly accessorised place in downtown Jackson, that serves real food, Mississippi style. If you’re unhappy with their service, you are invited to press your finger on the trigger.
Luckily, I thought the customer service was spot on.
My second post about apostrophe’s (ok, lay off, I’m only kidding) is addressed to those people who are confident they know how to use them. Continue reading “Apostrophes: a plea for mercy.”
When you think you’ve got exactly the picture you want, step back and check one last time, as the professionals always do, to see if there’s something small you’ve missed. Continue reading “Tips for photographing roses 2: little details matter”