Gateway to Gardening
March 11, 2014
Gardeners seeking inspiration and ideas for their home plot will assuredly enter a gateway to gardening when visiting RHS Shows. The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) is Britain’s gardening charity, keeping gardeners up to date in so many ways. It’s worth becoming a member for the many advantages that brings, not least the help and advice available through its monthly magazine, free entry to RHS gardens, personalised garden advice – and priority on RHS Show tickets. Continue Reading
Post-Storm Inspiration – out and about enjoyment
February 25, 2014
Thinking of one’s garden may be far from the minds of many readers who have been affected by gales and flooding. Personally, I turn for post-storm inspiration to gardens of the National Trust, knowing I will find beauty that will lift the spirit wherever I visit – on the page, or for real.
Valentine’s Day Garden Hearts
February 14, 2014
Out and about with my camera, I sometimes spot strange shapes. Not that I am specifically looking; they fall into view, and then I start searching. It may be that branches frame a part of the garden, or the juxtaposition of tree-trunks offer me a shot that can be used for the cards and books I make. As here, walking along the banks of the River Teme on the Shropshire/Welsh border, I ‘found’ two garden hearts. These will be perfect for the book I am making for a garden-art exhibition to be held in the area this summer.
Open your eyes !
August 29, 2013
In the last of my posts on photography in the garden, I want to encourage you to keep your eyes open! Open to the possibilities that lie all around you. Whether quirky or factual, if it catches your eye, shoot it. Think about why you are taking the shot: as a record, to make a stunning greetings card, for your journal, or to turn it into some creative work of art. It affects the camera settings and background.
Pretty Flowers or Sumptuous Veg
August 23, 2013
In my second post on taking photos in the garden for readers who may like to try a different approach, I am concentrating on decorative aspects the images one might take – at home or beyond the garden gate. Jumping in at the deep end, hardest of all are subjects that move around; taking the peacock butterflies above was a moment of opportunity for my husband – and the quality using his professional Nikon shows.