Sampling A Dandelion

Early this morning Jackie hoovered the house and I swept the garden paths. Barry and Karen visited us later, when we enjoyed coffee, cake, and convivial conversation. “A wobble” has become Jackie’s term for a forest photo foray. It may have something to do with my gait. We went on one this afternoon. As weContinue reading “Sampling A Dandelion”

Further Along Forest Road

Today there was still a chill in the air, which became more overcast with sunny periods as it went on. After lunch we drove into the forest. As so often on a dull day we thought we may not find much of photographic interest, until the sun and our little group of equine friends foundContinue reading “Further Along Forest Road”

Sunshine And Shirtsleeves

Today was one of sunshine and shirtsleeves. While Jackie worked on the Oval Bed I carried a few trugs of refuse to the compost bin, and a few cans of water to the Head Gardener. It may seem hard to believe that the plants need watering at the moment, but we have not received rain forContinue reading “Sunshine And Shirtsleeves”

Spring According To Susan Hill

This morning I ambled gingerly down to the Shorefield post box and back. My right knee remains sharply painful. Perhaps I am stuck with it. A few sturdy daffodils, such as this one alongside snowdrops, cyclamen, hellebores, and pulmonaria in the shady bed, swayed bravely in the strong breeze blowing through our garden. Our several varietiesContinue reading “Spring According To Susan Hill”

A Rude Awakening

We have packed the long life milk, so it fell to my lot, this bright morning, to walk down to the village shop to buy some more. I returned via the church path, The Splash, and Furzey Gardens. Burgeoning spring has come to Castle Malwood Lodge garden, with its flowering cherries and its shrubs; toContinue reading “A Rude Awakening”