Food For Blackbirds

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Having approached the end of my teens some time ago, I had come to a fork in my ‘A Knight’s Tale’, and couldn’t make up my mind as to which road to take. Today I set off again, taking material from posts ‘Auntie Gwen’ and ‘A Little White Lie’.

Jackie on Brick Path

Today was sunny but not much warmer than yesterday. However, Jackie was happily able to return to her work of tidying, weeding, and planting in the garden.

Most tulips are fully flouncing, but some are freshly flourishing;

Ajugas

ajugas are replacing cowslips in the Oval Bed.

 

 We now have campions and marigolds.

The red Japanese maple, having been pruned of dead branches first by me and then by Aaron, has miraculously survived in the Kitchen Bed.

At the front of the house we have enough crab apple blossom to suggest that the blackbirds will be well catered for in the winter. The collared dove in the now over winter flowering cherry has a nest in a holly out of the picture.

We dined on Jackie’s succulent roast pork with perfect crisp crackling, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potato, ratatouille, runner beans, and carrots. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Paniza gran reserva 2009

 

 

43 thoughts on “Food For Blackbirds

  1. Growing up I had 2 crabapple tress and our next door neighbor used to makes jelly out of them. They would have looked splendid in the wonderful garden of yours. [the people who bought our house pulled the trees out. I’ve been told].

  2. I too once had a crab apple tree and made crab apple jelly for several years….. A nice bit of alliteration to accompany the display of tulips Derrick and that is a great photo of Jackie at her work!!

  3. Yes Derrick,yes! Make crab apple jelly. Make as much as you can. Set up a stall or hand a jar to all the neighbours. What a thought. And send me some. Or a photo.

  4. Your garden is lovely. I like your “fully flouncing” and “freshly flourishing” tulips, and the crab apple blossoms are beautiful. You had quite a feast for dinner!

  5. Thank you Derrick, I’ve finished my dinner, and relaxing into my blogging, your colourful garden and beautiful photos have brightened up my day.

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