On an overcast, more sultry, morning we cleared clippings and I dead headed.
With no change in the weather this afternoon, Jackie set about chopping up the cut foliage from the plants in the front garden corner
while I transported it to the compost bins and added the more woody sections to the ever increasing heap on the Back Drive.
The hydrangea will stay.
Later, Jackie tidied the area and took
hydrangea cuttings which will be covered with plastic bags and placed in the greenhouse
My post “Five Years On”, from October 14th, 2019 shows, not only the said drive as it was when we first arrived, but also some of the fires that dispensed with the vast amount of brushwood that we cleared from the jungle that was our garden.
It is now apparent that we will need some more bonfires that will call into service the one-armed wheelbarrow in the same way as one was employed before.
Later this afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2021/09/04/a-knights-tale-27-eventually-chris-twigged/
This afternoon Elizabeth came with baskets of dirty washing to avail herself of our washing machine because hers has died. This took some hours and she shared our takeaway meal from Red Chilli. She and I finished the Comté Tolosan Rouge while Jackie started on another bottle of the Pinot Grigio Bluch.