Lathyrus Latifolius Jewels

Such minimal bright light as we enjoyed today graced us early this morning. Thereafter our vision became more and more dingy. In order to provide me with as clear a view of the bird feeders as possible our friend from AP Maintenance cleaned our sand blasted windows. This is not the usual use of theContinue reading “Lathyrus Latifolius Jewels”

Seabirds At Sunset

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE ENLARGED BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT CAN BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. One of Aaron’s tasks this morning was to erect a wooden arch to stand between the garden andContinue reading “Seabirds At Sunset”

Arch And Antiques

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 Aaron, of AP Maintenance, was assisted by his nephew, Rory, in assembling and installing a wooden garden arch. First the instructions had to be deciphered. AllContinue reading “Arch And Antiques”

Catch Me If You Can

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Aaron of AP Maintenance’s main task today was weeding the Back Drive. Taking it in turns to stand aloof,Continue reading “Catch Me If You Can”

We Didn’t Chat For Long

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY This morning Aaron, of AP Maintenance, tackled the storm damage. He replaced the back drive barrier plants; repaired Jackie’s screen covering the five barred fence; gathered up fallen branches; and tidied up the cypress, which now looks like this. Sending wood-chips flying fromContinue reading “We Didn’t Chat For Long”

Recycling In Practice

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. When we purchased these two pairs of cast iron gates as part of our haul from the Efford Recycling Centre on 3rd October 2015, we had an idea that they might come in useful one day. All we needed was the inspiration to come up with anContinue reading “Recycling In Practice”

Lacking A Certain Ambience

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Aaron needed a few more boards for the front of his compost bins. I therefore accompanied him this morning to Mole Country Stores (known as Scats because that is what they used to be) to buy them. These make removable slats for ease of accessing the matureContinue reading “Lacking A Certain Ambience”

Aaron Knows The Score

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We have experienced an intermittently leaky kitchen extension roof since we arrived here. The amount of infiltration has depended upon the wind direction rather than the quantity of precipitation. One person has already allegedly repaired it – not very effectively. Sid, a very personable extra pair ofContinue reading “Aaron Knows The Score”

One That Didn’t Get Away

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED In anticipation of the expected 45 m.p.h. winds we were out early this morning battening down the hatches. Chairs and hanging baskets were grounded; trugs, like this blue one on the chair at the west end of the Phantom Path were upended; I lifted this flowering gladiolus’sContinue reading “One That Didn’t Get Away”

A Firm Base

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Aaron of AP Maintenance does not hang about. Skilled, patient, and thorough, our friend nevertheless manages to work at an amazing rate. He will tackle anything in the garden that you ask. This morning’s exceptional effort was no exception to his general rule. In less than threeContinue reading “A Firm Base”