Author Archives: Bill S
Where did the Summer go? August just flew by sadly I was unable to write up my blog this month. We had hardly any rain in August and the garden suffered somewhat. The most disappointing were my roses which produced … Continue reading
The early part of July has given us some glorious summer days here in the south west. As a result we have plenty of blooms in our garden at present. Our roses and delphiniums have been putting on a wonderful show … Continue reading
Leaving Madeira at sunset, my favourite time of day. The photograph made easier by standing on the deck of a very large cruise liner.
Temperatures just tipping 20°C in my part of the world and night time temperatures are around the 16’s what a difference this has made to the growth of my plants and a welcome return to warmer days. A celebration of … Continue reading
My idea was to use shadows to guide the eye to the back of the pergola where there is a window which overlooks the main garden. The photograph was taken at Hestercombe Gardens, Somerset, UK.
For me, June is the month when the garden begins to reward me for my efforts with feeding, pruning , mulching and the like. A selection of my June blooms; Deciduous Azalea ‘Golden Sunset’ (Knapp Hill Hybrid) Syringa ‘Madame LeMoine’ … Continue reading
The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, curves in abundance here!
…..till May be out. It’s certainly out now, and what a wonderful display we have had in Somerset this year. Temperatures are rising nicely for the first month of summer however the easterly winds are keeping the temperature a little on … Continue reading
The last month of spring provides us with an abundance of colour. Apple blossom from ‘Belle de Boskoop’ a culinary variety which if left on the tree until late December will provide a dessert apple. Dicentra spectabilis ‘alba’, Dutchman’s breeches … Continue reading