Antipodean Visitors

Warm sunshine was the order of the day. Jackie spent much time in shade tending to potted plants, many of which have survived the winter but needed shaves and haircuts. She has suspended some of these from the lopped cypress. My contribution to the general maintenance was a little watering, weeding, and transporting debris toContinue reading “Antipodean Visitors”

Bedmaking

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. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. This year we have enjoyed a bumper crop on the apple tree we inherited. Previously itContinue reading “Bedmaking”

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”

Nothing For It

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN ONE OF THE PAIRINGS TO ACCESS THE GALLERY, EACH MEMBER OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHS LACKING A PARTNER CAN BE VIEWED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED I spent a considerable number of frustrating hours attempting toContinue reading “Nothing For It”

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”

“Just Like Daddy’s”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I became a veritable barber in a dead-heading spree. I began with the prolific Japanese anemones in the front garden. As I look out of my sitting room window each morning, I think of that excellent blogging poet Pleasant Street, who commented recently that she preferred toContinue reading ““Just Like Daddy’s””

After The Drift

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. When Aaron and Sean cleared space for the promised greenhouse, they stacked the cut branches at the end of the Back Drive. I chopped or broke them into manageable sizes and filled two of our large orange containers with them. There is still enough for two more bags.Continue reading “After The Drift”

Planting Continues

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. My contribution to garden maintenance today was to accompany Aaron to Mole Country Supplies to buy more fencing materials with which he and Robin virtually completed their job; to cut the grass; and to dead head some roses. Jackie did a lot of watering. In the RoseContinue reading “Planting Continues”

Gardening With A Camera

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Photographing while gardening is a hazardous business. I blame the camera’s unforgiving eye. My entertainment this morning was tidying up the Rose Garden with dead-heading and sweeping back into the beds the mulch bark that our avian friends daily toss onto the paving; and clearing up theContinue reading “Gardening With A Camera”

The Magic Carpet

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Having spent much of the night watching the BBC’s presentation of the unfolding of the EU referendum, I wasn’t up to much this morning. I did, however, post my day 5 offering on the Facebook nature series. This was it. It appeared on my WordPress post Earthworks,Continue reading “The Magic Carpet”