A lot of yellow around in the garden at the moment.


It’s cheerful…


…and sunny.


Even if the weather leaves a lot to be desired!


I love it.


Angel’s Trumpet

It’s been raining so much lately and the mornings and evenings are dark. So the best way to photograph flowers was to head to a conservatory.

I found these: Brugmansia (or angel’s trumpet). I’d never seen them or heard of them before. Showy yet understated; subtle festoons of pale yellow. Each one a silent angel’s trumpet…

Here’s a link to the RHS for more information. I’m just going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

Angel Trumpet 2

Angel Trumpet 1


Still Hanging On…

…but probably not for much longer.

Beautiful yellow poppies that flowered all summer and are still around even in November; they’re a cheering sight when I arrive home from work on a dark autumn afternoon. I hope they can stay around for a few more weeks, although they are looking somewhat tired by now. December?

Poppy NovPoppy Nov 2


I’m now a fan!

I didn’t know anything about growing freesias.  They always seemed so exotic and delicate: blooms to be nurtured in a hothouse or glimpsed in a prize-winning display. Probably beyond my rudimentary gardening skills, and yet … something attracted me to the prospect.

Vaguely, somewhere in my early memories, I can visualise a perfume bottle with (I think) a pale yellow top, calling to me from my mum’s dressing table; I suspect I must have liked that particular fragrance because I can remember putting on far too much of it. I’m sure it was Freesia by Yardley of London. Who knows whether I had permission? I certainly caused some amusement. Freesias. Freesia. When I heard the name as a small child, I imagined it to have something to do with freezing. 

So I planted some freesia bulbs, a chance find in a discount supermarket, not sure what to expect. I was rewarded with beautiful flowers in four different colours but, as far as I could detect, no smell. Bees loved them. They’ve finished flowering now, so I need to find out what to do next; this link looks like a reasonable place to start: