sun is shining and plants are for sale

It is far too long since I wrote on the blog but a joy to be sitting writing in the sunshine with a view of the garden and surrounded by birdsong. Goldfinch are coming and going at the feeder nearest to me, enjoying nyjer seed their particular favourite and the scent from miniature narcissi in […]

2021 is here

2020 has been a strange year for all of us whatever our circumstances and for many, a year with tragedy – my heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones. 2021 is here and I envision it being the roots that are as Rumi said rioting under the ground….”Don’t think the garden […]

Look closely with awe

The sun is shining today creating one of those beautiful autumn days that make your heart want to sing. The colours of the leaves even on one tree range from red to deep golden yellow through to some resolutely hanging onto green. Even the bark is beautiful. Take time to stop and look closely with […]

Brief update as we lockdown (again)

It has been a difficult year for most people including us here at nurturenature. However there is some good news to share and I am very optimistic about the garden being able to help many visitors next year including, importantly, individuals who are suffering mental health problems and/or physical consequences of Covid-19. It is being […]

Is it summer?

The sun is shining and the Celtic start of summer -the pagan festival of Beltane- was last weekend. It is associated with maypoles, fertility, and nature. Special fires were lit and cattle were driven across the fires on their way to summer pastures. Beltane babies are said to have often appeared 9 months after the […]

Plants for sale – responding to Covid-19

These are very strange times indeed. As someone who is “extremely vulnerable” I am shielding at home with my husband, having everything delivered and then disinfected and allowing no-one else in the house. It feels very surreal. My husband is providing all the care normally provided by carers who cannot come onto the property as […]

Sun is shining

First day of sunshine in a while yesterday and I managed a walk with the dogs – joy! The woods were as ever beautiful, greens everywhere, birds singing and the three dogs running crazily up and down and after sticks. Didn’t go right up to the pond where the dogs swim as there is a […]

Facebook calling…..

I have finally done it this afternoon. Forced to spend more time than usual in bed (even for me) because of fractured pelvis I have spent this afternoon creating a nurturenature facebook page. Lots of people ask me whether we have a FB page and increasingly embarrassed by saying no I thought I’d better say […]

Potting on is fun…..

Am currently having literally a cracking time – broke my ankle a couple of months ago and still in a cast though that may be coming off tomorrow. Then had a fall in the shower 3 weeks ago and have fractured my pelvis is two places – very painful and simply a matter of waiting […]

Blog is back…….

It’s absolutely months, in fact over a year since I last made an entry in the nurturenature blog. One of my aspirations for 2019 is to make more regular entries so that anyone interested can follow what’s happening in the garden by reading the blog. (Though hopefully they will come and visit in person as […]