A Knight’s Tale (130: Bridgetown Part 1)

One morning I walked the ten miles from our hotel to Bridgetown along what passed for a main road.  Whenever I checked directions I was told I should be on a bus.  Not that there appeared to be many bus stops.  If you wanted a ride you leapt into the road and gesticulated.  It mayContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (130: Bridgetown Part 1)”

Walking To Bridgetown

On this drizzly day, Jackie did a great deal of planting and composting. We then carried off to the dump two more bags of the griselinia cuttings that Aaron and Robin had filled for us on Sunday. We only came back with a hoe. After completing the scanning of the March 2004 colour slides ofContinue reading “Walking To Bridgetown”

The Young Gun And The Old Grey Wolf

Now that the prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis has shed virtually all its leaves, the blossom remains to clothe the branches, heavily pruned last year; whilst on the other side of the front garden bergenia blooms. Today was again warm, but the wind still blustered. I scanned more of the colour slides from the trip to BarbadosContinue reading “The Young Gun And The Old Grey Wolf”

Succulent Graffiti

On another rainy day, with me not yet fully recovered, and Ian coming down with the cold, we had to postpone Becky’s birthday meal out. I scanned another batch of Barbados colour slides from May 2004, and Jackie stocked up on tissues and medications. Cacti were flowering profusely. I don’t know what this plant is (SeeContinue reading “Succulent Graffiti”

A Pair Of Sandals

The magpie wars continue.  Not simply in our garden and the adjacent railway embankment, but also on Cannon Hill Common, where I walked today.  Parakeets in an oak tree were particularly excited by them.  I’ve never seen so many magpies.  There are two on the grass and two in a fir tree in the garden asContinue reading “A Pair Of Sandals”