Peter The Pelican

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Heavy rain set in for the day this afternoon. Before that, Jackie managed an impressive amount of weeding and planting. She didn’t have to do any watering. This time last year we were still preparing the empty rose garden. Now it looks as if it belongs. Absolutely Fabulous andContinue reading “Peter The Pelican”

Traffic Control

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF RQUIRED Most of our roses are now in bloom. We have, for example, Laura Ford; Summer Time; and, sharing the blue painted arch with Madame Alfred Carière, Summer Wine; whilst the pink ones at the front are beginning to festoon the trellis. A couple of times in recent days,Continue reading “Traffic Control”

One Day Of Life

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I can spot a dandelion or a bramble when it grows big enough to be difficult to eradicate. The Head Gardener can spot any sort of weed as soon as it pokes through soil. She can distinguish that soon between a plant she will welcome and allowContinue reading “One Day Of Life”

Various Stages Of Life

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED The experts on the antiques programme Bargain Hunt, which we generally watch at lunchtime, tell us that silver items should not be polished, for that activity eventually obliterates the hallmarks. Many antique book dealers also believe that uncut book pages should be left in their pristineContinue reading “Various Stages Of Life”

The Barbecue

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED The human memory can be a notorious trickster. Recently, an excellent story from Bruce, himself a master of trickery, featured custard. This brought to mind the typically insightful and amusing Dennis Potter television drama ‘Blade on The Feather’, which had tickled me and Michael almost fortyContinue reading “The Barbecue”

Sleeping Beauty

TO ENLARGE IMAGES CLICK ON THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Today, I continued redistributing the gravel on the back drive. This involved shifting barrow loads of the material from one end to another, and raking them smooth. There is more to be done. Whilst I was there, I noticed, swaying in the breeze, the one FélicitéContinue reading “Sleeping Beauty”

Internet On The TV

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I made a large print for Pauline. I wasn’t entirely happy with it, and that was my last sheet of the particular paper, so I have ordered some more. As Becky was on her way to use my equipment to make a print itContinue reading “Internet On The TV”

The Dymo Marker

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN OWLS TODAY, HOWEVER….. Well, I did cut the grass, and wander round the garden, but that was along time ago. The rest of the day was spent preparing my finances for my very efficient accountant. Had I done even a modicum of filingContinue reading “The Dymo Marker”

Clearly The Day For It

CLICK ON IMAGES YOU MAY WISH TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF NECESSARY The meteorologists having informed us that the bright, albeit nippy, early morning sunshine would be covered by cumulus soon after mid-day sent us off into the forest, after a brief wander round the garden where hanging baskets are now mostly filled with plants, likeContinue reading “Clearly The Day For It”

The Darling Buds Of May

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF NECESSARY. THIS IS PARTICULARLY USEFUL IN AN OWL HUNT Today being drier and a little brighter than yesterday, there were enough glimpses of sunlight to be more conducive to garden photography. New clematises are emerging daily. Mostly, as with this Piilu, I am grateful for the identity labels,Continue reading “The Darling Buds Of May”