This morning Aaron, with his usual concentrated accuracy, assembled and installed
a new flat packed wooden arch across the Shady Path. This was to replace a cheap metal one that had collapsed.
As the morning warmed up he lent his hat to Florence sculpture who remained in the shade,
Camellias continue to splash colour across the eucalyptus framed garden canvas,
as do numerous narcissi,
primulas and bergenias.
Proud tulips begin to open.
Ladybirds were spotted, along with tiny hoverflies investigating ipheions.
On a gloriously sunny spring afternoon we went driveabout. We began at Mudeford Quay which was so crowded that we had nowhere to park. We then aimed for the forest.
A calf suckling at Holmesley spilled much of the milk on the ground, jumping back as we arrived, leaving a white strand swaying in the breeze;
Ponies practiced topiary by the roadside;
two more grazed among pine cones at Bisterne.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s scrumptious cottage pie; crunchy carrots; tender green beans and peas.