Monkey Puzzle

For all of the thirty-odd years we have been living at Catchmays Court – and probably about 100 years before that – a wonderfully prominent feature of the landscape has been our massive Araucaria, Chilean Pine. It was a female tree at least 30 metres high...

April!

After lunch, I had enjoyed a satisfying snooze in the sun in this very chair. Two hours later it was full of hail. Such exaggerated and unpredictable behaviour is just what one would expect from a year so young. I love it!      ...

Some More Spring Stuff – while we are still in the mood!

      Even more greatly moved by the arrival of Spring than usual this year, I dug into the file remembering this early experiment done in the very first year of my printing life. Some feelings don’t change much over the years!   And all at once I saw a crowd...

and a year later . . .

For all sorts of reasons we have neglected this blog but having come to the realisation that aspects of our website are no longer functioning we shall endeavour to keep up with our friends here. Putting news and images on Facebook seems even more ephemeral – no...

Lady’s Smock

  We have been amazed at the profusion of Lady’s Smock all over the garden this year. Usually a clump here and there and a sprinkling all over. Not this time. Any ideas? Apparently it is loved by the caterpillars of the orange-tip which will account for the many...