30 Jan 2015

Woody & the Bandit

An acrobatic woodpecker has been competing for food with the nuthatches, Blue & Great Tits at the bird table.
The Bandit, Nuthatch

Great Tit

23 Jan 2015

A snowy Auricula Theatre

An empty but snow covered Auricula Theatre.
Snow covered Auricula cold frames.

10 Jan 2015

Sylvia frozen in bud

This Sylvia tried to bloom rather late in the year and her buds are now frozen; they will be removed along with the dead leaves in the spring.

4 Jan 2015

Britt-Marie frozen in bloom

 This Britt-Marie is frozen solid in one of my coldframes, her last bloom has been frozen.

27 Nov 2014

Blooming today

Lord Saye en Sele
A few off my auriculas are still blooming this late in the year.


23 Nov 2014


The paste that makes the ring in the centre of the auriculas bloom is beautiful to see close up.
Green Isle