Images Of France

The main purpose for my recent visit to Provence was to see lavender fields in their prime.  These fields were near Sault. It was so quiet all I could hear was the cicadas in the trees and the bees on the lavender. It was searingly […]


Plant Life Cast In Stone

Recently had a new patio laid in Indian Sandstone, mint. Some of the slabs have the most wonderful fossils of plants, roots or seaweeds, I’m not sure which, but they are an added bonus as far as I’m concerned! They were constantly whispering “Peter grab […]

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Loss Of My Little Buddy…..

I’m sad to announce the sudden passing of my little companion. After all he’s been through in the last year, recently, he had a condition diagnosed as haemorrhagic gastro-enteritis. We thought he was pulling through ok, but then he crashed and we had to do […]

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A Hard To Find Favourite Flower

If there is one plant that loves my soil and situation and never has a problem with bugs or diseases, it’s the Hardy Geranium. I’m building up a more varied collection at present, but I cannot find my favourite variety, Ann Folkard. Sure I can […]

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Controlling Your Background

Been planning some botanical images recently but most of my time and energy has gone into maintaining the garden, adding to the planting and most of all, preparations for the new larger patio. To be honest, I’ve been physically wrecked and ending up in hospital […]


My Little Warrior

This is an image of my best friend, Reilly the Border Terrier, taken just before the recent removal of his right eye. He is completely blind in this image following a failed cateract operation last year. Unfortunately, inflammation following surgery to replace his foggy lenses […]

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Kew Gardens’ Christmas Lights

What a way to spend a couple of hours on friday evening! A fantastic experience. Incredible lighting and music. The full size sled sculpture was a sight to behold as were a zillion other lights. But the piece de resistance had to be the light […]

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Friends Of The New Forest

Forgive a lack of recent posts but sometimes health gets in the way of things! Anyway, autumn has provided a plethora of “moments seen” and rather than go for the typical foliage shots, I’ve stuck with my friends in the forest. The Fallow deer were […]

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Equine Distractions

It was my little grandson’s sports day at pre-school on Wednesday . The weather was warm and sunny and in the neighbouring fields were some beautiful horses. I couldn’t resist. So, in between events, guess where my camera was pointed? The horse is surely one […]