My Minimal Contribution

Patio corner


A second brood of sparrows has hatched in our downstairs loo extractor fan.

In this corner of the patio this morning I made my minimal contribution to the massive daily watering operation;

Jackie, of course, did so much more, particularly ensuring that all the containers were filled, and that the more thirsty bedded plants did not dry out.

This afternoon Elizabeth, who is staying with us for as long as it takes for her to find a new house, moved in. We enjoyed a relaxing time together before decanting to the Rose Garden for pre-dinner drinks.

We dined on Jackie’s excellent lamb jalfrezi with pilau rice. The Culinary Queen consumed Hoegaarden while Elizabeth and I drank more of the Fleurie.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian 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. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

51 thoughts on “My Minimal Contribution

  1. I know how much watering is required by pots, having a mainly potted garden myself – the amount of pots Jackie tends rather boggles my mind though! The photos are just lovely – I’ve spent a while looking again to get my daily summer garden fix πŸ™‚

  2. It seems such an effort to water our few plants. I’m sure the Culinary Garden Queen is happy to have any help. The garden is beautiful.
    I chuckled at decanting to have drinks. πŸ™‚

  3. The water and wonderful care you and Jackie give your garden is returned to you as thank you in the form of bright colors and beautiful flower-faces!
    Best wishes to Elizabeth as she finds a house to maker her home.
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. I mainly have a pot garden, but I have trouble figuring when each one actually needs water. Some get hit by the lawn sprinklers, while others do not and others are in the shade while still more get full sun. Now you see why I am always saying I do not have a green thumb!! πŸ™‚

  5. Your garden looks so pretty, Derrick. Well done to both of you for keeping on with the watering.

    Talking of birds as well, I earlier saw what might have been a sparrow pecking under the beans where I watered last night. Hopefully, it found what it was looking for!

  6. The compassion rose is stunningβ€”and the rest of the garden is fabulous! I’m glad you were able to help with the watering. Watering a garden of that size would be challenging, and I would hope that at least some of it would have automatic sprinklers. I spend more than an hour a day watering my pots and small plot, and long for an automatic system!

      1. I’ll let you know if we can swing by. My husband has clients who used to live not too far from you and he thought it might be fun to check out their old homestead.

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