Soil source of growth our garden plants depend on it its home for all sorts of life like worms, beetles and ants   such an important base needs nutrients on certain mornings , water and fertiliser is added , to let the seedlings and bulbs lift their flowers into the sky andContinue reading “Soil”


A response to the prompt Roots by Brian F Kirkham for the Inkwell Salford 8th May 2017 Like any other little seed, you need time to grow grasp the air spread some branches And when the time is right charged with energy and excitement you’ll take your own flight before landing on the soil ofContinue reading “Roots”


#Coloryourworld #cyw #cornflower #blue Captured by the artist, a field of wildflowers Others might call it – a sea of blue Round trees, and grass I see you Navigating your path through the grass, helped by the breeze Forming a trail, you and your kin, around the cows Lovely flower, with spiky petals Over theContinue reading “Cornflower”

Olive tree

#coloryourworld #cyw #olive-green hanging delicately from your branches in a cast of thousands your colour casts Down on white chalky soil as you soak up the rays from the Mediterranean sun what you hold is prized up and down the land by the farmer, the chef and the food fan as you paint the townContinue reading “Olive tree”


This poem written by me, first appeared in the forward poetry title : New Beginnings. I’ve given it a little polish and decided to share – enjoy.     Like their glass friends The humble garden bulb Has sat quietly All Winter.   It’s waited for the signs, The first melted ice The dropping snowContinue reading “Daffodils”

Vegetable Soup

Go into your garden, and dig a few holes. Drop a tomato plant, an onion bulb Some beans and some greens, into some lush fertile ground warm in the bright sunshine and water (Rain does best, but a watering can will do) Add fertiliser if you need to. Then when at their peak pick theContinue reading “Vegetable Soup”