• Shouting in Silence ...

    Shouting Silence

    People live busy lives these days and there's never enough time for anything. When I first started this blog and the 'Garden Dreaming at Châtillon' websit... Read more

    Posted on 15 November 2014 GARDENING
  • Lucy's Tree Watching

    Lucy's Tree Watching

    I know I'm really much too late for this meme, which is supposed to happen on the 7th of each month. However Lucy at Loose and Leafy suggested that I might... Read more

    Posted on 13 November 2014 GARDENING
  • In a Vase on Monday

    Vase Monday

    I was bound and determined that I was, once more, going to take part in 'Vase on Monday', hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Read more

    Posted on 10 November 2014 GARDENING
  • Stepping into November Sunshine

    Stepping into November Sunshine

    Looking down from the house yesterday morning, I couldn't be sure that there really was a valley below. But even as I walk down the steps to the garden, Saturda... Read more

    Posted on 09 November 2014 GARDENING
  • A Room with a View

    Room with View

    Last weekend the weather was just glorious; now we are plunged into more typical November blues. But I'm so glad that I cut our little lawns on Saturday... Read more

    Posted on 06 November 2014 GARDENING
  • Special, Every One ...

    Special, Every

    This post is my attempt to chip in with Cathy's weekly 'In a Vase on Monday' at Rambling in the Garden. I've looked at it for a long time, but never joined in. Read more

    Posted on 03 November 2014 GARDENING
  • Damp October Day

    Damp October

    Pumpkins attempting an escape over the wall into the grounds of the chateau ... I had high hopes of strimming down in the Hornbeam Gardens today, in order to... Read more

    Posted on 29 October 2014 GARDENING
  • Got to Get 'regular'!


    Sometimes it takes an outsider to come into your garden and tell you that something has worked, doesn't it? On this occasion it was a friend, who cares little o... Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2014 GARDENING
  • Thanks for the Summer!

    Thanks Summer!

    My first season in this garden was the summer of 2012. It was a summer of misery as I watched some of my new plantings being destroyed by voles, forcing me to... Read more

    Posted on 11 October 2014 GARDENING
  • The Bishop's Children

    Bishop's Children

    There's not been a lot of time for the garden, which has gone from being a tidy, lovingly tended baby to a squalling, messy adolescent running around... Read more

    Posted on 26 August 2014 GARDENING
  • Poor Old Jude ...

    Poor Jude

    A word in David Austin's ear. Never, ever name a rose after one of the most tragic figures in English literature. You are simply asking for trouble. Read more

    Posted on 14 July 2014 GARDENING
  • Waiting for the Rain ...

    Waiting Rain

    As I was saying, I came straight back from Scotland and clipped the box. What a relief! Even I had begun to be embarrassed by my furry 'garden structure',... Read more

    Posted on 04 July 2014 GARDENING
  • Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire

    Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire

    In late May I went home to Perthshire to see my mum, as usual. It's the perfect time, because the bluebell woods around Comrie are giving their best and the... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2014 GARDENING
  • Beautiful in Death

    Beautiful Death

    I've just watched the Chelsea 2014 'catch-up' on BBC 2 and realised that I've a lot of catching up of my own to do! All my good resolutions about blogging... Read more

    Posted on 24 May 2014 GARDENING
  • Good Things This Week

    Good Things This Week

    I've been working so hard in the garden that there never seems to be any time to write about it afterwards (and sometimes not much to say!). Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2014 GARDENING
  • Return of the Tulips!

    Return Tulips!

    'Couleur Cardinal' in pots on our Supper Terrace My job for today was supposed to be the ironing: it's hiding in the hallway in a huge, towering mess,... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2014 GARDENING
  • The Wide Shot

    Wide Shot

    Heather at Xericstyle, San Antonio, Texas, hosts one of those 'sharing' events among garden bloggers. You take a picture of your garden (in the long view) and... Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2014 GARDENING
  • Thinking About March ...

    Thinking About March

    Here we are, my third March in this garden, and people say we are about a month ahead of ourselves. From the first day of March we had no rain for an... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2014 GARDENING
  • Good Things This Week ...

    Good Things This Week

    Whenever we have some sunshine, the bees are loving my little Dutch crocuses, planted in autumn 2012. Strangely, of the 25 Crocus tommasinianus corms that I... Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2014 GARDENING
  • Gardening with the Moon?

    Gardening with Moon?

    I thought that this was only a religion in rural France, amongst the older generation. An acquaintance has people from his village continually commenting over... Read more

    Posted on 17 February 2014 GARDENING