• Around home and village

    Peony and other beauties

    Quite a few years ago I planted a little tree peony bush (Paeonia suffruticosa) in our garden. I bought it in a garden centre because I liked the picture of its pink flowers presented on a label and based on described growing conditions I decided the peony could grow happily here. It did and though they say the plant doesn’t…

  • Around home and village

    Spring in my garden

    In the Czech Republic we have a saying: “Get to a stove in March and stay there in April too”. It rhymes in the Czech language and I find myself repeating it each and every spring. It emphasises the fact that there are always a few wonderful sunny days at the beginning of spring and then temperature drops again and…

  • Miscellaneous

    Pink variations

    I will never grow tired of taking photographs of flowers as they are so beautiful. These were taken in August in my mother-in-law’s garden. Echinacea visited by a bumblebee with its wonderful pollen coat… Hibiscus bathed in sun’s rays… And finally Hydrangea, one of my favourite flowers…