This is a garden of wilderness and good intention. Cottage garden plants compete with spreading shrubs. Self seeded annuals, herbs and grasses mix with roses in the last flush of summer bloom, while weeds grow where they will. If a weed is a wild flower in the wrong place, and the flower gives nectar to the bees, then it may be granted leave to stay. Teasles and mallow, wood avens and celandine, bluebells and wild roses seed where they will and brighten a corner of a country garden in their time of bloom.
Now,in these warm October days, late flowers brighten a mass of green amongst the silvers, golds and reds of leaf and stem.
Living in the beautiful New Forest, I am a married late-fifties woman, a recently retired teacher and the mother of grown up boys who have flown the nest. I share my days with cats, dogs, ponies and the wildlife all around us. Starting this blog is a chance to explore woods, fields, lanes and heath with my camera. A chance to share the simple pleasures of my country life.