Pruning

Aaron’s main task this morning was taking shrubs in hand. He began with the camellia beside the Dead End Path. He pruned lower branches to lift the plant which has continued to bloom for at least two months. The prolific Compassion rose has persistently refused to drape the arch spanning this path. Our friend fromContinue reading “Pruning”

Fishy Business

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, Jackie went hunting for pond liner to mend a leak in the Waterboy fountain whilst Aaron cleared wind-battered plants and cut back others encroaching on the paths, and I dead-headed in the rose garden and beyond. In the first of the above two pictures, theContinue reading “Fishy Business”

Before The Thunderstorm

AS ALWAYS, CLICKING ON THE IMAGES WILL ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED For the best part of the day there were two consistencies in the weather: it was very warm and it was dry. This meant the overnight rain soon evaporated. The sun, however, vied for dominance with the clouds. Stopping on the way to buy a necessary sackContinue reading “Before The Thunderstorm”

A Lost Shadow

IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED BY CLICKING ON THEM – TWICE IF NECESSARY Ronan the Boilerman fitted a new thermostat to our hot water cylinder tank this morning. That means we no longer scald our hands and have to turn on the cold tap every time we want to wash them. Jackie spent much of theContinue reading “A Lost Shadow”

Reincarnation

This morning we went driveabout. At New Milton we paid the car tax for a year, bought me some new sandals, and some curry spices; then at Ringwood I examined a magnetic picture frame at Wessex photographic, and placed an order for a larger one, and Jackie bought a keep for the recently fitted doorContinue reading “Reincarnation”

Cave Dwellers

On a warm, sunny, morning, Jackie drove me to Lymington hospital for a physiotherapy appointment. This had been rescheduled because I forgot the first one. Apparently, although it still looks pretty manky, and required the physiotherapist to cut away scabs clinging to the parchment of dead skin, my hand is healing well. I’ll spare you theContinue reading “Cave Dwellers”

Identification Required

Last night Jackie came up with an excellent idea for recycling some of the IKEA wardrobe sections in the creation of the garage library/laundry room. This was going to need the use of a saw, and we only possessed the hacking kind A further trip to B & Q in Christchurch was therefore required, especiallyContinue reading “Identification Required”