Irrigation

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 Sporting her Russell crow protection helmet Jackie spent much of the more overcast, but still hot and humid, morning watering her container pots and hanging baskets.Continue reading “Irrigation”

Idiosyncratic Titles

THE SINGLE IMAGE CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Late this morning Becky and I checked on the chimney pot planter she had successfully refreshedContinue reading “Idiosyncratic Titles”

Energy-Sapping Humidity

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE GROUP TO ACCESS THE GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Today was hotter, and considerably more humid than yesterday. I flopped this morning, but didn’t sleep. Perhaps that fact that I slept all yesterday eveningContinue reading “Energy-Sapping Humidity”

The Meteorologists Kept Their Promise

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Becky, Ian, and Scooby returned, last night, to their home in Emsworth The wisteria, sharing its perch with a red rose, is now fully in bloom; and aquilegias (columbines in U.S.) areContinue reading “The Meteorologists Kept Their Promise”

Can It Be Mid-October?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The lingering virus from which we have now recovered has really rather reduced gardening for a month. Today, I wandered around on a survey mission, and was pleasantly impressed. The grass could do with cutting, but there is also colour in abundance. Dahlias we would expect; and chrysanthemums; butContinue reading “Can It Be Mid-October?”

The Playground Bully

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another balmy morning I began a tour of the gardens at the front of the house, where fuchsia Delta’s Sarah blends with the pink Japanese anemones framed by white ones and Michaelmas daisies; and myrtle and solanum continue flowering. Outside the kitchen window, spritely spring poppiesContinue reading “The Playground Bully”

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”

The Watcher Watched

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. After a leisurely breakfast we left Aaron, his nephew Rory, and Robin working on the fencing while Jackie drove the two of us, Jessie, and Guru to Ferndene Farm Shop for our friends to shop for their return. This was such a hot, heavy, and overcast dayContinue reading “The Watcher Watched”

Baskets And Pots

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On an overcast day I alternated between watering hanging baskets and pots, dead heading, and watching the television coverage of the men’s semi-finals at Wimbledon. I would pop outside at what seemed reasonable intervals in the matches, fill a few cans, water a few containers, and return toContinue reading “Baskets And Pots”

A Devon Holiday

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED On this pleasant but blustery day , I spent a while reading on the Ace Reclaim bench. My current novel is ‘The Death of the Heart’ by Elizabeth Bowen. Naturally, my eyes wavered to take in the views offered from this vantage point. Straight ahead is the PalmContinue reading “A Devon Holiday”