An afternoon in the park

Mid March and after staying indoors for most of the past 5 weeks i decided i needed to get out and about and continue with my project "The Park", documenting 12 months in the life of the world's first municipal park, Birkenhead Park. The weather is still really cold here in the UK, most temperatures … Continue reading An afternoon in the park

A trip to the garden centre

Seed potatoes are in stock. Hence my trip on this freezing day to the local garden centre. Some of the eventual crop will make up my Xmas dinner in 11 months time, which is a rather strange thought. So, as usual i had my camera with me because you never know what you will see … Continue reading A trip to the garden centre

Planning for Spring

To garden is to always live in the future. While Christmas and the winter winds have yet to arrive, i am planning springtime. I have a few bulbs still to plant on Saturday as it is a good day for working with flowering plants and i am organising my seed order. What to grow, where, … Continue reading Planning for Spring

A disappointing crop

According to my moon almanack today is a good day to lift potatoes. They will store better if cropped today. So with anticipation i emptied my two bags of Fir Apple maincrop to find..............not much ! One pound of Fir Apple maincrop potatoes from one bag and two pounds from the other. This is half … Continue reading A disappointing crop

Chili peppers, cactus and garlic….by the phases of the moon.

As well as photography i love to spend time in my garden. In particular my greenhouse. I have recently started to garden by the phases of the moon, sowing and planting on specific days depending upon the lunar activity. Already i have noticed huge differences in germination rates and times so, as well as images … Continue reading Chili peppers, cactus and garlic….by the phases of the moon.

Garden Centres are open again……

May 29 Lockdown Day 67 Us Brits do love our gardens. Never mind closing pubs, restaurants, hairdessers etc, the one thing we have missed is a garden centre. At a time when most of us are afforded the time to improve our gardens the very places where we could get help are shut ! Madness … Continue reading Garden Centres are open again……

Photography in the lockdown – flowers & software

Sunday April 26.  Lockdown Day 33.   I know for those of us in furlough a Sunday is just another day but it really doesn't feel it. We're about to start week 6 of the lockdown and the lines between our old ways and the new are starting to blur, but not completely. For some … Continue reading Photography in the lockdown – flowers & software

Optical Illusions & abstract images with my camera

Saturday April 25th. Lockdown Day 32. Tried shooting a few optical illusion pictures today. Simply used a glass of water and shot right through it.  I try to stay in at weekends, delaying my daily exercise until Monday. Otherwise i feel there will be too many people out. Having said that the traffic outside is … Continue reading Optical Illusions & abstract images with my camera

Today in Lockdown – Day 30 – Wed April 22nd – keeping local businesses going.

I love gardening. Most people who know me know that. But today i ran out of compost right at the time that my veg and flowers need re-potting. Luckily a garden centre within a few miles of me is still open for business and they are selling in a very unique way. Over the phone … Continue reading Today in Lockdown – Day 30 – Wed April 22nd – keeping local businesses going.