Friday Scout

We’re back! Despite the shitty wet weather in the South West we got around a fair bit (posts to follow).  Above is an image of Coleton Fishacre near Dartmouth on the only really nice day we had.

I had an intense internet catch up last night while we ate cheese from Paxton and Whitfield and some Somerset ales we picked up in Bath. Here are some good bits:

Simple Village Girl pays a visit to Meryton, (or Lacock in Wiltshire)

Design*sponge visits homesteading author, Ashley English, at her home

Warren Street window boxes on Through the Garden Gate

Thousand Peaks Ranch on Age Old Tree

Travels tips for Berlin and Spreewald on the Frolic blog

Quiet Days in Chianti from Ben Pentreath

Friday Scout

Flowers outside the Olympic Stadium
The Olympic BMX track

Steve and I

I dosed myself up on pseudoephedrine and paracetamol to attend the BMX seeding round at the London Olympics this week.  It was a bit of a struggle, but well worth it.  The garden planting was just incredible but because I wasn’t well we didn’t explore the whole site.  We have some photographs to show in a few days of what we did see.

Being bed ridden gave me an opportunity to catch up with Gardener’s World and time to potter about on the internet.  Here’s the good stuff:

Amy Merrick visits Stone Barns, near New York

The Guardian featured Battersea Park’s Old English Garden

Maine, Marriage – a lovely, personal post about marriage featuring photographs of Little Cranberry Island, Maine

Dahlia’s Springing Up, Just Like Mom’s

Lake Swimming in Vermont (this is a new favourite blog)

Friday Scout – Garden Inspiration

This afternoon I am off to Edinburgh with some friends for the fringe festival. If the weather holds out, I may break off on my own for a trip to the Royal Botanic Garden, but it’s not looking good! If you’re at home this weekend, here is a very select list of links you may enjoy:

Botanic Superlatives: The Oldest Seed Bank

Beekeeping Basics: Show me the Honey!

Landscape painting fans will love these bags made by swarm, made using old oil paintings.

Juice, a love story

Harvesting garlic on Soule Mama