Creating Your Safe Haven

I frequently Blog about how important our garden is as a ‘sanctuary’ for me.  No matter what season or time of year, there is always something of interest to observe, even in a small cottage garden as ours is.  I am a great believer that connecting with nature is incredibly important, and helpful, for overall well-being;…

Summertime and Time for Summer

As you will notice, I have enjoyed a little rest in July.  I decided that it is okay to sometimes just ‘stop’ and I gave myself permission to prioritise other things; including just resting and enjoying the summer weather.  I think there is little better than lazy, hazy English summer days.  This is why I…

Pretty in Pink

As I’ve described in earlier Blog posts this year, Spring appeared with a burst of golden yellows in our cottage garden; the Forsythia and Daffodils and these were followed by the white blossom of the Japanese Shirota and Cherry Trees; the latter offering a subtlety of the palest pink, upon closer inspection. Now, the advent…

Green Friends

Sadly, a very dear friend of ours passed away this week, following her battle with an illness in the Leukaemia branch of Cancer.  She was very special to my Partner and I and so this has been a difficult week for us.  One thing that has helped, is to get outside to enjoy the restful qualities…

A Prickly Haven

I  love gardening.  I’m not necessarily that good at it, but I really do enjoy puttering about in the garden.  One of my aims is to create a garden that entices wildlife in; even though we have two cheeky young Terriers that love to chase the wildlife around! We live in a beautiful little cottage…

Our Garden in 2015

I live with a chronic pain illness, so to keep myself relatively fit but without having to endure the stress of heavy exercise, I enjoy working in our garden.  In 2015, I made quite a bit of progress.  We live in a nice little country cottage and we have a small cottage garden and so it…