Fresh Food

Today was cool and overcast. This afternoon I dead-headed the Rose Garden, then photographed some blooms that escaped the chop. These include Absolutely Fabulous, Ballerina, Gloriana, Deep Secret, Mamma Mia, Aloha, Lady Emma Hamilton, Special Anniversary, Crown Princess Margareta, and Shropshire Lad. Each is labelled in the gallery which may be accessed by clicking onContinue reading “Fresh Food”

They Escaped The Secateurs

Jackie spent much of the day watering the garden; my major task was dead heading roses. Here is a gallery of some of those that escaped the secateurs: Each picture is labelled in the gallery which can be accessed by clicking on any image. This evening we dined on Jackie’s hot, spicy, pasta arrabbiata withContinue reading “They Escaped The Secateurs”

I Really Must Get Dead-Heading

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. On a warm and sunny afternoon, whilst Jackie planted in the shade, with a pit stop at Five Ways, I made my way to the RoseContinue reading “I Really Must Get Dead-Heading”

Preparing For Ophelia

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. (Gwen and Yvonne, divert your eyes when it comes to the culinary coda) Compared with what has been inflicted on Wales and Ireland by the albeit waning hurricane Ophelia, we have got off lightly. This morning we made our usual preparations for protection from strong winds, notablyContinue reading “Preparing For Ophelia”

Should I Be Concerned?

The garden was refreshed by early morning rain. This failed to dampen the ardour of the passion flowers eyeing the red hot honeysuckle, and gave sweet peas a welcome drink. The climbing rose Aloha, and the bush Margaret Merrill are both in full bloom. A comment on Houzz GardenWeb forum, posted in July 2007 statesContinue reading “Should I Be Concerned?”