Storm and Pestilence

I should have known better than to mention either of the words in the title of tonight’s post as, lo and behold, we were delivered a month’s rain on Friday and there’s been more of the same today. Both times the wet stuff was accompanied by gale-forced winds, first from the north (noisy, but not too troublesome) […]

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Summer scents

July is the month when our seaside garden is at its most fragrant. In a normal year we’ll spend many happy evenings outside, enjoying the scent of the regal lilies (Lilium regale) and star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides). They always smell more potent and heady after dark, their white flowers glowing in the twilight. Less romantically, […]

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