Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'


I feel like the month of May (so far) has been all about the garden.  

Patiently nurturing those tiny little seedlings, hoping each day something new will shoot through, giving us the promise of good things to come and eagerly waiting to transplant those green sprouts of produce out into the earth that we spent so much time last Autumn and this Winter continuously turning over and over and over again.

We are still waiting on the whole moving from protective glasshouse to the soil thing and the greenhouse is now literally full to bursting with seed trays filled with an array of this and that.

I'm starting to get a little impatient though ' hurry up, hurry up'  I can hear repeated over in my head again and again every time I step out to give all a good watering......from the water butt that is continuously filled to brimming.

The only thing that seems to be heading onwards and upwards is the sweet pea I planted out back in dark days of March.  

Too much determination and a whole lot of stubborn - on my part - made me go against the weather and all the signs of 'you must be mad!' but it's paid off as they are looking really healthy and strong, but then again I do have a sneaky feeling it might have something to do with planting them in the old compost patch that took over a huge proportion of the allotment......before we dismantled it and made two easier to utilise compact areas.

Am I being a little too impatient?  

What produce do you have growing - waiting - in your garden?

On a completely different note - look at the little fellow in the picture above.  What a stupid place to take a nap......don't you know birds eat snails! Tut, tut.

Hello to Lorraine Bunning - my newest follower.  I'm afraid I don't have a link to pass on - just your picture and name that's popped up in the followers box.  Please do come by and say hello.  Nina xxx

ps. thank you to all for your advice about glass cloches - they are called 'barn cloches' and you have to buy the clips and horticulture glass separately -  thank you Marigold Jam and Toffee Apple for sending me in the right direction and to Jen and Steph for alternatives.

Here is the link if you want to check it out for yourself - just look in the comments section. N xxx

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