Three For Them, And Three For Us

Having made more progress on printing the flyers last night, I have run out of several inks and therefore ordered more on line today, in addition to paper for the photographic prints. That is not a major problem.

Daffodils, primulas and owl

Theย daffodils and primulas in Jackie’s tiered front garden pots are now in full bloom,

Daffodils and owl

offering an interesting conundrum to those driving by. To the right is the autumn flowering cherry that has bloomed throughout the winter.


Different varieties of daffodil bloom in the main garden,


and on the back drive,


where we also have primroses.

From that drive we transported three more canvas bags of cuttings to Efford Recycling Centre; one Aaron had filled on Sunday, and two more we filled today. That meant three trips. On the first we returned with a mirror and a quartz clock which did not work when we inserted a battery; on the second

Cane chair

a rather splendid cane chair in need of a cozy corner.

Jackie in cane chair

This, of course had to go straight onto the decking.

On the third trip the Head Gardener garnered a well weathered, and therefore probably frost proof, terra cotta pot. If we discount the clock that didn’t work, that makes three for them and three for us.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s excellent chilli con carne, vegetable rice, and green beans. I drank more of the El Sotillo and Jacki abstained.


  1. Love seeing Jackie in full spender sitting on her chair, my first thought was how much I love this women and then, I miss her….


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    1. So kind of you to say so, pleased with the chair and the price of only ยฃ5.

  2. Great chair. And all your blossoms are lovely as well. We have some small magnolias in bloom and forsythia as well as daffodils. The magnolias have a lovely scent! It sounds as though you’re both feeling better. Hope your ink and paper comes fast!

  3. Lovely post, Derrick – Love to see your yard and house and head gardener – and your feet! Oh, and that is quite a chair! Jealous – I would love just such a thing for my little front patio.

    1. That is ‘quite a chair’ as you say, Jodie, and collected from the recycle centre (AKA The Dump) for only ยฃ5 ! can’t get better than that!

  4. Beau-ti-ful!
    Hi Jackie! I’m glad you’re well ๐Ÿ™‚
    In fact, you have to be for the exhibition. right?
    I like you’re chair ๐Ÿ˜€
    You’ve done a wonderful garden with Derrick and all your friends <3

    1. Hi Monica, yes I am well, and raring to go now the spring is here! Glad you like the chair and the garden, the exhibition has sort of crept up on me! but I am potting up cuttings and seedlings like crazy now, to sell at the exhibition, all proceeds from the plants are for charity.

      1. Hi Jackie, I am happy to talk to you. Your garden is absolutely fabulous. I’m sure you love gardening. It is seen in everything you do.
        Nice gesture to sell for charity.
        Many kisses for you

  5. Awwww . . . It’s like an Easter egg hunt, come too early and minus the eggs ๐Ÿ™‚ I love hearing what bits and pieces you two recover from Efford. And it sounds as if you are both feeling a bit tipper now. All the best,

  6. Meanwhile in Ottawa, the snow is nearly gone but not enough to prevent my husband from skiing. Your daffs cheered me that spring is somewhere. The chair suits Jackie!

    1. Glad you like the daffs, they are placed to be seen from our chairs in the sitting room, the view from the road is coincidental.

  7. Splendid photos, Del. You are, at last, getting quite good at this photography lark. Innit!

  8. It’s no wonder your inks ran out considering the beautiful colours you have in your garden photographs. That looks like a fantastic chair and perfectly suitable for Jackie. In Geneva there was a place called Plaine de Plainpalais with its “marchรฉs aux puces” where I would go “treasure hunting”. Your trip reminded me of that. So glad to see you’re both in fine spirits.

      1. Welcome. You seem to choose wisely (despite the one odd item but of course you could not have known until you actually put the battery in).

  9. The Society of Professional Organisers would be most pleased with your three in, three out routine. That chair is a little wonder and maybe your lovely clocksmith can attend to the problem timepiece if it is worth the bother.

    1. Thanks, Pauline. The clock has a quartz movement which probably needs replacing and wouldn’t be worth it. Jackie hasn’t given up on it, though………

  10. I like caned chairs along with seeing Jackie sitting down in it. What a pretty front view with year-round flowering tree and the daffodils with decorative owl peering out between!

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