A funny little corner…

A funny little corner…

My revamped corner This is a strange little corner in the garden at Pinks Barn, just to the left of the front door. It faces north and is in front of the downstairs loo window, so doesn’t hold all that much promise. It was the log store when were moved in. I have...
Why Pinks Barn?

Why Pinks Barn?

Because our home is called Pinks Barn, I like to plant the garden in a range of pinks, lilacs, soft blues and mauves but this year I seem to have gone orange and this is not my favourite colour! I think I must have lost more of my dahlias than I realised, and the...
I am trying to be better at roses!

I am trying to be better at roses!

William Morris, not behaving as instructed, but glorious all the same! I am a late starter in the gardening department and there are so many things I have not yet mastered. Since my role within the Cross Stitch Guild changed, and the wonderful Andrea took over the...
My garden has woken up!

My garden has woken up!

I am sorry I have been neglecting you of late. I have been very busy designing and, with all the good weather, I have been up to my elbows in compost and worse. This time of year, I always feel a sense of panic in case I have planted too early, too late, the wrong...
Loving Lavender

Loving Lavender

Picture courtesy of Cotswold Lavender. Along with making scented water with rose petals (not very successfully), I think that I have enjoyed making things from lavender all my life. When I was quite small, I used to pick lavender and put it in little muslin bags to...
At last! Time in the greenhouse

At last! Time in the greenhouse

There is no doubt that getting out into the fresh air, hearing the birds singing and seeing the bumble bees busy amongst the hellebores has bucked me up immensely and galvanised me to sort out the greenhouse ready for the beginning of seed planting.  I try hard...