Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes for a fabulous festive season, and a wonderful 2016. See you in January. xo

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chaffinch Babies

I have been watching this Chaffinch nest outside our dining room window with interest over the last week. The parents are constantly coming and going with food for the babies. I am actually more fascinated with the intricate details of the nest than I am with the babies, if the truth be told. The lichen, the moss, bark and the wool woven in - incredible workmanship. So special to have them so close.

My Office Garden

The outer gardens at my office change with the seasons. At the moment the 4 different Heuchera are in full flower. I do love them, but I also love the tidiness of it when I have chopped them all off. The 4 buxus balls planted in the front courtyard remain the same 12 months of the year, and have added extra visual interest to the expanse of pebbles, without creating any extra maintenance or traffic flow issues. I am really happy with them.
The Heuchera are flowering (burgundy in foreground, white near the middle back).  

The Buxus have been a success, and add extra interest to the expanse of pebbles.