Before And After: The Phantom Path

Cold frames

Shrub rootToday, Jackie made up an additional, taller, cold frame. We then reorganised the strip by the side of the house at the front. This meant partially rebuilding the original, long, structure which was moved along to accommodate the new one. I was of some assistance in this process.

The Head Gardener had made good progress in removing a stubborn shrub which she proclaimed ‘didn’t do anything’ except crowd out more acceptable plants. The tap root was deep, and there were two horizontal ones stretching out. I used an axe to finish the job.

For Your Eyes Only, this is the pick of this morning’s roses:Rose For Your Eyes Only

Later I made more of the prints for the garden album, and stuck some in.

I then prepared the next section, namely The Phantom Path.

Path for clearancePath cleared

This is what it looked like before and after Jackie finished weeding it on 24th May 2014.

Mum (Jackie and Elizabeth hidden)

Here, Mum prepares to negotiate it on 6th July the same year.

Phantom Path 1Phantom Path 2

Today, its bordering beds cleared of unwanted foliage, these are the views from each end.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s sublime lamb Jalfrezi and pilau rice. She drank Hoegaarden and I drank Kingfisher.

Published by derrickjknight

I am a septuagenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs

23 thoughts on “Before And After: The Phantom Path

    1. Yes it does seem mean, but had been planted 6 inches away from a Spirea ‘Gold flame’ and was affecting it’s growth, I did give it a year to do something! But nothing much happened except that the Spirea got misshapen. We have another one in the front garden. So will await something wonderful from that!

  1. Um, lamb for dinner – I’ll need to keep that in mind. I like it but rarely think of buying it.
    Could you tell me, Derrick what the bush with the lilac colored flowers is on the Phantom Path?

  2. The best part of all these posts lies in knowing that you actually, physically enjoy the garden. I like taking these virtual tours, but love more the fact that your family and friends get to walk amongst the Eden you two have created.

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