Making Do

On another hot summer’s day visiting traffic continued to pour into our area, so we stayed at home and I made do with garden flower photography. During the morning and later in the afternoon Jackie concentrated hard on irrigation, including filling the Waterboy’s shell, the level of which suffers from dehydration and thirsty birds. ButterfliesContinue reading “Making Do”

Absolutely Fabulous Cricket

The sun was permitted the occasional appearance from behind today’s cloud curtain. At mid morning, thinking she was attending to the Weeping Birch Bed, I ventured out for a stint of clearing up after the Head Gardener’ general maintenance efforts, and received something of a shock. Jackie had been diverted by the Rose Garden, uponContinue reading “Absolutely Fabulous Cricket”

Opulence

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Once more, today was scorchingly hot. Apart from gentle tidying up, watering was the order of the day. The hose in this garden view was trained on the Rose Garden, where pink foxgloves, golden heucheras, and blue clematises romp among roses like the yellow Laura Ford, andContinue reading “Opulence”

Oak Tree Farm

Yesterday’s observant readers will have noticed the post was earlier than usual.  This is because I pressed ‘Publish’ rather than ‘Preview’ by mistake.  Once today’s posts have been set in motion there is no turning back.  Some of us, of course still use what is jocularly termed ‘snail mail’, where you write on paper, placeContinue reading “Oak Tree Farm”