Time for My Garden

Moving from a postage stamp size garden in England to a Nova Scotian plot with trees, wild flowers and some cultured plants, I have decided after four years, that it’s time to add something my own to blend with the wilderness around us.

There had to be a vegetable garden somewhere. After a visit to France and England, their well cared for patches of vegetables made me need one.

So I started here:


Raised beds in a cage to keep the deer out. Please also note my lovely arbor made by good friend Colin Jackman.


I have glossy lettuces


Rows of tasty salad.


Maigolds to keep away the aphids.


Nasturtiums for salads.

I have encouraged the wild flowers that lived here first.


They attract bees and butterflies, who were also here first.


We have giant clover, which the bees enjoy.

Then there are my pots, not within reach of the deer’s hungry chops.


Scented petunias.


Can’t have a garden without pansies.


As many as I can get hold of.

For my next project, I am getting help from an expert. The lovely Crystal Godfrey . Preparations began in early spring. We are now ready to plant. More to come.

Meanwhile Tommy continues his regular patrols for me. Just in case of unwanted pests.


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'Catching the moment' is a way of life, like 'living in the moment', which has become important for me in recent years. Not easy to achieve, but always worth striving for. My photographs are just one example of how I try to do this. This blog is all about catching a moment in time, and sharing it with anyone who is interested.

2 thoughts on “Time for My Garden”

  1. I can’t wait to see it. I could almost eat that lettuce off the screen! So many flowers and pollen for the bees. Bet you are glad you moved to Canada, after today’s bad news about Europe!! Do you have any spare rooms? xxxx

  2. Your beautiful photos and commentary have done my heart good on a sad, confused day for this former Brit. I’m going out now to seek some green calm in our little patch of summer.

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