Rowan or Mountain Ash One of the first trees we planted when we moved into our home was a Rowan. This is another tree that is very attractive to insects and birds as well as to us! On a visit to Scotland we bought some venison and asked what would be a good accompaniment to go […]
Hawthorn We are fortunate enough to have a fantastic old hawthorn tree in our garden which we think dates back to before the house being built when the land belonged to the local “big house” and it was probably grazed by sheep. We also have a mixed hedge around part of out boundary which is […]
Poppy There are lots of different types of poppy, here are some that grow in our garden. Oriental Poppy This poppy doesn’t seem to be as attractive to insects as some of the other poppies but the flower lasts for longer and the plant looks more attractive for longer.
Over the last few years Herb Robert has spread across our garden, where it has become too invasive we rip it up and add it to the compost heap. For years I have known that it has medicinal benefits but it is only since starting this website that I have got around to finding out […]
Quince (Cydonia oblonga) One of the first fruit trees we planted on the “tennis court” part of the garden was a quince. It has grown well and the flowers it produces are stunning, as buds they can spiral in either direction and there is a beautiful gradient of colour along the petals from almost white […]