When the wind blows

This summer we have had some particularly warm and calm days. On afternoons when it was too hot to garden, seeking just a zephyr of a breeze, I spent my time exploring the pools and rocky shore of the headland. I can devote hours to watching the movement of the seaweeds in the clear water … More When the wind blows

Chasing rainbows

August may seem rather early in the gardening year to be thinking about the planting plan for next summer, but this far north I can see autumn over the garden wall. The glory of our island cottage garden is short: it is slow to start, building up to an explosion of colour and then a … More Chasing rainbows

Their Name Liveth For Everymore

Robert Mullin (1879-1916) 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action on the Somme, commemorated at Thiepval. Frederick Morley (1890-1916) 4th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action on the Somme, buried at Pucheviliers, France. Ernest, Albert, Arthur, Walter, Charles and Samuel Morley, brothers of Frederick who survived Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and the Somme, and whose lives were … More Their Name Liveth For Everymore