Emergency Grounding

The bare copper beach brings clear signs of autumn to the garden, as

Jackie continues her clearance of the Palm Bed and, in particular,

the Dead End Bed. This New Zealand hebe has received heavy pruning.

The thick limb to the right of the chimney planter, and supporting the remaining branches, has been rooted from the original shrub that had been planted further back some years ago.

Here is another view from Margery’s Bed.

Jackie has removed some plants, repositioned others like the potted hydrangea ready for planting, set a profusion of spring bulbs,

and stepping stones for access during next spring’s burgeoning.

Clearance and replanting has also been carried out on the opposite side of the path.

The same treatment has been applied to other bed’s such as Margery’s which can hopefully expect a profusion of richly hued Black Beauty Dutch irises.

Here, the Head Gardener contemplates the remains of a crocosmia collection. She did most of her own compost accumulation, but left me a little.

Anticipated winds in excess of 50 m.p.h. prompted the usual emergency grounding of the wooden patio chairs.

This evening, with additional starters of tempura prawns and vegetable wantons, we dined on our second helpings of Hordle Chinese Take Away, with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Patrick Chodot Fleurie 2018.

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.

71 thoughts on “Emergency Grounding

      1. Maddening to be curtailed by physical ailments but also very satisfying to watch someone else working so hard and efficiently!! You are her biographer!

      1. Deffo bulb time! I force myself to do it, and then get such a lovely surprise in spring! If the voles don’t eat them that is!

  1. Derek recorded the Southhampton vs Leicester game today. We watched it this evening…the winds were howling. And another season comes to an end…but it’s exciting to look forward to next spring’s show. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Many thanks, Jill. At the moment I am trying to resist turning on live for the semi final match. I record it because I want to fast forward through the chat and adverts (50 minutes at the start before kick off)

  2. I don’t blame you for fast forwarding the program. I record everything that is not on BBC. I don’t know how anyone can sit through and watch adverts!

    Yes, the garden is beginning to show the back endish look. I’m so impressed at the way you plan ahead.

  3. Hope there is no damage from wind and weather. Be safe.
    Seasons of nature, are so much like the seasons of our lives…each beautiful in their own ways, each takes some preparation and care, each gives to make the next season a success.
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Great to see both you and Jackie following the Boy Scout motto and are Being Prepared! πŸ™‚

    I confess i was anticipating spotting Nugget somewhere amongst all those pics of Jackie and her newly-tended beds and was a little saddened not to spot him, but i expect he was on sentry duty, or, dare we hope – a date?? πŸ™‚

    Hope the winds blow away soonest.

  5. Haven’t visited for awhile, but can see lots of work has taken place and as usual the garden looks very inviting and intriguingly interesting. Inspiration for my own attempts – must get planting bulbs !!
    Love the Autumn colours.

  6. I’m looking forward to seeing the Black Beauty iris next spring. Such an intriguing name. I have a vision of it, but I’m going to resist the temptation to look for its photo online, and wait to see yours.

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