Monday, September 24, 2012

Spring - Nature's Flower Show

Indigenous to this area in South Africa; flowering in the garden

The Bluebells - also in flower in the garden

 Word has it that long ago the - then - lady of the house went on holiday to the UK. 
She fell in love with a field of Bluebells (like the one at Coton Manor Garden)
and smuggled some bulbs back to South Africa . . .
Now we know we have these beautiful flowers scattered all over in the garden
we are considering planting all together . . . the fields of Bluebells are spectacular

~ photo from The Telegraph
~ photo from Coton Manor House ~

The annual  Darling  Wild Flower  Show - since 1917

and the Orchid Show  

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bern, Switzerland

I Visited the Saturday Morning Market

in Bern, Switzerland, with my friend

three weeks ago


Friday, September 7, 2012


Been away for a while; returned to a garden full of delicious produce!

Louis helping me shell some peas