Where To Find A Drink

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. This afternoon we drove into the forest in search of water. We hoped to find at least some areas where the animals could drink. The bedContinue reading “Where To Find A Drink”

Orkney Stories

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESSES THEIR GALLERIES, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT This morning I finished reading a book worthy of one of Pauline’s bookmarks. This is George Mackay Brown’s ‘The Golden Bird’.Continue reading “Orkney Stories”

The Herbaceous Borders

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie continued her planting today. My major task was dead-heading. This section of the Dragon Bed shows how what was a large, gangly ficus until Aaron removed it six days ago has been replaced by the Head Gardener’s selection. The chimney pot in this shot of theContinue reading “The Herbaceous Borders”

Defying Gravity

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today I divided my time between wandering idly around the garden hunting down piles of weeds and clippings deposited by the Head Gardener; transferring four barrowloads of compost from the south end of the garden to the ficus hole in the Dragon Bed; and, of course, makingContinue reading “Defying Gravity”

A Normal Day For Aaron

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN THE GROUP ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Today, Easter Sunday, we confined ourselves to light gardening. For Aaron it was a normal day. He reorganised the compost bins. This involved shifting the greenish fencingContinue reading “A Normal Day For Aaron”

In Search Of Daylight

Eric, as Jackie has now termed our visiting pheasant, scarpered as soon as I entered the garden this morning, but the less timid robin commandeered the bird feeder, and crows circled the chimney pot. Soon they will be vying for territorial ownership of it. Through the jungle that is the garden of North Breeze nextContinue reading “In Search Of Daylight”

A Tale Of Two Climbers

Today was another wet one. That put paid to any continuation of the pathfinding project, but we worked on others in brief spells between the rains. An interesting variety of gladiolus has emerged outside the back door to the kitchen. Jackie drove off to Everton Garden Centre to buy some annuals. She returned with quiteContinue reading “A Tale Of Two Climbers”

A Pair Of Frogs

Jackie and I spent the whole of this gloriously sunny day on path clearance in the garden. She worked on the brick one at the back of the house, whilst I concentrated on a gravelled track further along our plot. The plastic bucket on my path has no bottom. There are a number of suchContinue reading “A Pair Of Frogs”