A Pot Of Dragons

Following a request from Paul, I made two more prints for the exhibition today.


Shady Path 2

This A4 of the shady path on 20th October last year was another I had forgotten,

Chair and bed head

and we now have an additional A3 copy of the Weeping Birch Bed from 12th March that same year.

Before the welcome rain set in early this afternoon, Jackie planted many flowers, back and front; and we jointly filled and transported to the dump four more large bags of hedge cuttings.

Dragons in pot

As is her wont, The Head Gardener did not take home an empty car. On our first trip we returned with a hoe, a plant pot rack, and a large plant pot which she filled with a collection of dragons and lotus flowers. Well, they are made of metal, and we do have a Dragon Bed. On our way back from the last trip we bought tw more bags of compost from Otter Nurseries.

Jackie folded a few more flyers for me to distribute locally.


So important is colour in curry that I have often marvelled at those clinging to my empty plate after eating one of Jackie’s authentic meals like tonight’s lamb jalfrezi served with vegetable samosas, chick pea dhal, pilau rice, and parathas. With this wonderful meal Jackie drank Kingfisher, and I finished the madiran. Cremes brûlées were to follow.


  1. I am a Dragon so I’m glad to know you have a bed for me. 🙂 I am wishing for a piece of roti to wipe the gravy off your plate 🙂

    1. So glad you are a Dragon Mary, the bed was originally named after a solitary Dragon I bought and installed in honour of my (then) only granddaughter , she is obsessed with dragons and from a very early age collected all the information that she could and even at one point opened her own web page all about the various dragons. There are now 4 stone dragon figures scattered around this flower bed.

  2. Those two prints are beautiful. I also like the pot of dragons. You can put there some living lizards for naturalness. 😀

  3. Love that first shot of the garden! The dragons are intriguing………….. and the meal was so obviously well enjoyed I’m surprised you didn’t lick the plate [Siddy would have].

  4. I’ve read that licking your plate is good exercise for your tongue. Maybe you should try it. Go ahead, escape from being an adult for just a moment or two… you have my permission. 🙂

  5. The pot of dragons is really striking. I love the pathway too and the chair that is so inviting. I think you had shared quite a few times the photograph of chairs in the garden. It is such a lovely idea I am thinking of adopting it for my garden but rather small wooden stools – some sort of a mixed breed between your idea of the Japanese garden and the lovely inviting thought of chairs for someone to sit on.

  6. I come from a long line of scroungers, and I always enjoying hearing about your finds at what we would call the transfer station. Love the dragons. And, the food! Jackie, you rock!

  7. I’ll read any post that mentions the Dragon garden. Dragons are my familiar, and I am delighted when I discover them anywhere: including in blog posts. The pot full o’ dragons is fabulous, and I’m wondering what became of them? And what ideas did you have Jackie, when you first brought them home? Anything in particular, or were you hoping for future inspiration?

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