Category Archives: Outside

Garden Birds

Each spring, round about the same time, I open my ears in the hope of hearing the call of the curlew. Their long burbling call rippling over the barren moorland landcape is no longer there, I forget I’m a townie … Continue reading

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Bees Make Honey

The loud, lazy drone of a bee as it labours up the garden towards my studio window makes me look up from my table. A sliver of sunshine and they are out and about getting on with the job, brave … Continue reading

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Cut Flowers all Summer Long

Yes, yes I agree this blog is fast becoming a flower website. However I just wanted to urge you start thinking about scattering some seeds around your patch because the results for minimum effort is pretty spectacular. Imagine it jugs … Continue reading

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Invisible Fragrance

Walking along the road and suddenly my senses are snapped awake to a beautiful perfume. At first, invisible, registering only as a smear across the blur of my senses, I am thinking it’s something dreamt up by my imagination to … Continue reading

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Brave Spring Flowers

Beautiful Polyanthus brightening up the glome of these February days. When we are huddled up inside there they are outside shining out with relentless joy. Though they completely defy the rules of good taste I just cant get enough of … Continue reading

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Flower Crush of the Moment

At the moment I’ve got an intense crush on Christmas roses. In the sharp winter sunlight, looking out of my studio window I feel them calling me away from my desk. Their catalogue of impossible unnatural colours intrigue, dusty chocolate, aubergine, … Continue reading

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Skeletal Beauty

Even now when the world is dark, closed down, dead, there is incredible beauty in the haunting skeletal plant forms. A winter walk gains a whole new perspective, the excitement of looking out for this xray beauty. Now we can … Continue reading

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City of London Walk

These bright sunny winter weekend days are great for heading off to the City of London for a walk. During the week busy, fast and pacey, deserted at the weekend.  We went to the top floor of One New Change, … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights

Loads of differing opinions about Andrea Arnolds Wuthering Heights. Having lived in a lonely remote farmhouse on a hillside the next valley along from Wuthering Heights, I’ve got to tell you the film gives a gritty, true image of the … Continue reading

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Nasturtium Flowers not just for Gardens

Nasturtiums I just love them, easy to grow bring bright flashes of colour to the garden. They are happy running wild filling a space, along the ground or scrambling up anything in their path. Great to add both flowers and leaves to … Continue reading

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