Author Archives: Francis Pryor

What a Great Weekend That Was!

I have to confess that late in July, at the height of the summer’s blistering heat-wave, we seriously wondered whether there would be any flowers in the garden to show our visitors in mid-September, at all. The grass was brown, … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , , ,

The First Day (Saturday Sept 15 th)

WOW! What a wonderful day it’s been. Lots of visitors, but not a crowd, so everyone had time to stroll around, see the garden, walk in the woods, drink cups of tea and devour a bottomless supply of cake. The … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , ,

Opening the Garden in a Ferocious Season

This is just a quick heads-up to remind everyone that we’re opening our garden for the National Gardens Scheme, as usual, on the weekend of September 15th-16th, both days from 11.00 AM till 5.00 PM. Abundant tea and home-made cakes. … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening | Tagged , ,

Keeping Calm and Carrying On…

I’ve got every reason to be happy and cheerful, even if the worsening world political situation causes me to despair – to such an extent that I can barely bring myself to listen to the news. So let’s concentrate on … Continue reading

Posted in books, Gardening, Landscape, My life | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Flaming June

I know we English endlessly drone on about the weather, but sometimes it’s justified – and this year it most certainly is. I’ve just checked the farm diary and so far we’ve only had one millimetre of rain in June, … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Gardening | Tagged , , , ,

Two Weeks Ago It Was Winter: Now It’s Summer!

This has been a year when the climate, the weather and the season, all seemed to have mirrored the state of my health. So for most of the time it was it was pretty grim, then I had the good … Continue reading

Posted in Gardening, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

A Very Damp Lambing

Breaking News! I have just received a letter from Mr. Tev ’Aho, who carried out the HoLEP procedure on my prostate. As I mentioned in my recent blog post, the material that was removed was subjected to a detailed inspection … Continue reading

Posted in Farming, Gardening, My life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , ,