Tag Archives: Rhododendron

Invitation to Play

I have so many images from the launch now, yet when I think about publishing some I feel overwhelmed: which? How many? Because the reality is I would prefer to meet you there! We could explore and play in the … Continue reading

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State of Play

The rhodi’s are growing, the terminal buds opening into leaves – not the flowers I had anticipated. The pink tip opens to momentarily form a crown of ‘petals’ around the pale soft baby leaves within. I cut some. The phrase … Continue reading

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arranensis is here

The first Sorbus arranensis leaf I saw was a wet brown thing lifted from the mulch under the tree by the Ranger Centre. In my haste – amid preparing for the launch – I nearly missed re-visiting that tree now … Continue reading

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A Gardener’s Promise

The Gardeners promised to make a planter and find a specimen tree that would ‘advertise’ the artwork at Reception. They are busy people – my expectations weren’t high – but I was taken aback by the loveliness of their choices.The … Continue reading

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Looking Different

I’m thinking about slowing down, normally associated with ‘getting old’ – check – but in this instance taking more time to really look. The artwork is slow-burn and needs ‘different’ eyes to process its qualities (which are partly about just … Continue reading

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Non-native Species

The grounds of the estate host many exotics in amongst the natives. And for a few days this week, there were two more than usual to be spotted wandering paths, admiring views and sticking noses into mosses; basically turning up … Continue reading

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