Raw material

Raw material

It was a cold night near freezing point and it’s now warming up slightly in the sun. Planting out, breaking up clods of earth and replanting vital parts. I carefully pull out the thick white roots of the couch grass and store the rue and white mullein seedlings...
gardens with an aftertaste

gardens with an aftertaste

I was just drinking a simple glass of wine from the Aude region of France and realize that it’s not half bad: beautiful aroma, tastes delicious, velvety moistness which doesn’t feel like a dry napkin on your tongue when you swallow it. A fine product...
Wine-red and pitch-black

Wine-red and pitch-black

In previous blogs, I already revealed my admiration for the willow family. Last year September, I extolled the merits of the Japanese Fantail Willow and I am going to do that again, but now extolling the merits of the Gothic willow, the willow with the black...
Yellow

Yellow

It is not my intention to deliver a lesson in colour theory now like: green, red and yellow are primary colours. Green is hope and peace, and fresh, young. Red is danger and passionate love. Yellow is sunny and cheerful. The story here is more about the nature/garden...
Artisans

Artisans

It’s a typical day in January/February where there’s almost no wind and the sun is shining on the beehive in the afternoon. This kind of nice weather, where you can simply step outside without a jacket, stands out and then I also immediately think of my...
Pruning expressively

Pruning expressively

January. The glazed frost has covered the branches like thick glass tights and reflects the greyish white overcast sky. In the afternoon, the temperature reaches just above freezing point and with the help of some wind and the movement of the branches, the elongated...
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