Tag: poppies

  • Kia Kaha

    I’ve had one glass of wine and I’m really pissed. I don’t want everyone to think I’m an alcoholic or anything because alcohol is best avoided. I don’t drink very often but I bought a half case of sulphur-free wine recently and I’ve really enjoyed it drinking it, especially the red wine. The broccoli in my […]

  • A poppy dress

    Several of my sunflowers have opened up now. One of the plants has sprouted lots of little buds that are threatening to reveal themselves also. I thought each plant produced just one flower? Do you remember the dream I had about a dress which, when I woke up, I had to have but the shop […]

  • Harald has been Wapuued

    I finally did it! I plastered Wapuu stickers all over Harald. These are the Wapuus of Europe. I also took another selfie of my sunflower which is now taller than I am. Five days ago it was about up to my eyes (pic here). Now it’s over my head. I’ve discovered there’s a downside to having a […]

  • Poppies and swear words

    The blue poppy in my garden is a Meconopsis Sheldonii aka Himalayan Blue Poppy. Two of the flowers have opened up today and they’re absolutely stunning. Apparently this is a very sought-after plant and tricky to grow but it thrives here in the north-east of Scotland. It likes cool and damp summers just like me 🙂 […]

  • What’s growing in my garden?

    A couple of months ago I posted a photo of my newly planted tomato seedlings: Here they are today: One is a cherry tomato plant, hence the smaller size. I actually thought they were both cherry tomatoes but now I’m not so sure. There’s a bean shoot growing in there too. I’ve probably got too many […]

  • How dangerous is cycling?

    One of the biggest barriers to cycling is the perception that it’s dangerous. But is it dangerous? Public perception of risk is often quite different to real risk but it’s also difficult to change. I’m speaking from personal experience here too: I know that flying is one of the safest modes of transport but knowing this doesn’t make […]