The Sun Gleefully Exclaimed

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 Well into this glorious October spell we still have a profusion of blooms brightening the garden. Here is a small selection. Jacqueline spent the day meetingContinue reading “The Sun Gleefully Exclaimed”

Pannage Piglet Paddle

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 On a day balmy enough for pink roses, honeysuckle, and solanum to be blooming on the trellis in the front garden, and whatever this flower isContinue reading “Pannage Piglet Paddle”

I Took A Tumble

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. SINGLE IMAGES MAY BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK WHICH CAN BE REPEATED Ronan and Mark of Tom Sutton Heating are well on schedule with our newContinue reading “I Took A Tumble”

Waste Not……..

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Although I didn’t have to grapple with the mortgage issue until late this afternoon, I’ll deal with it first to get it out of the way. The latest nonsense is that, after almost a month of procrastination and prevarication on behalf of the solicitors in the case,Continue reading “Waste Not……..”

Aaron Knows The Score

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We have experienced an intermittently leaky kitchen extension roof since we arrived here. The amount of infiltration has depended upon the wind direction rather than the quantity of precipitation. One person has already allegedly repaired it – not very effectively. Sid, a very personable extra pair ofContinue reading “Aaron Knows The Score”

“Just Like Daddy’s”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I became a veritable barber in a dead-heading spree. I began with the prolific Japanese anemones in the front garden. As I look out of my sitting room window each morning, I think of that excellent blogging poet Pleasant Street, who commented recently that she preferred toContinue reading ““Just Like Daddy’s””

Ladybird, ladybird…….

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. As shown from the solanum and honeysuckle on the trellis, our front garden remained free of ash from next door’s bonfire, and, although some the precipitation, such as this on the pulmonaria and Japanese anemones, remains, the fire has died down and we are able to seeContinue reading “Ladybird, ladybird…….”

Late Summer Blooms

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED While Jackie, weeded, watered, and planted, my main gardening task today was extensive dead-heading. If anyone spots any heads I’ve missed in the following photographs, I’ll thank you for not mentioning it. We have many petunias. These, with geraniums and erigeron, grace the sitting room wall. These,Continue reading “Late Summer Blooms”

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?”

An Extended Flowering Period

The date prompted me to begin the day by providing a link to a post from 2012: https://derrickjknight.com/2012/08/07/would-you-believe-it/       –   well, would you? Any of it? On another very mild morning, we continued preparations for winter. Although a considerable amount of cutting back is required, the garden is still full of colour, some fromContinue reading “An Extended Flowering Period”