This morning while Jackie applied herself to unearthing food for Nugget, I occupied myself with dead-heading roses. The two photographs above are a day’s relief for eyes which struggled with yesterday’s “Where’s Nugget?”.
Hearing Jackie clearly speaking Avian I thought at first she had been addressing her little robin, but in fact it was “those ruddy randy pigeons”.
Here are two examples of the Head Gardener’s happy planting. We have pink Japanese anemones fronting similarly hued phlox in the first picture and a melange of begonias, pelargoniums, fuchsias, more of the anemones in the patio bed.
Lwbut has requested close ups of the Japanese anemones. There you go, Bob.
There is evidence from their webs that we are breeding vegan spiders – either that or they are currently constantly being disappointed.
Bees are busy with cosmoses, and sampling various vintages of Summer Wine.
Clematis has granted her presence to the Rose Garden arbour.
Although we have flotillas of Small White butterflies fluttering throughout the garden, we have very few other species, but we do have humming bird moths in phlox.
This afternoon Nugget received his first piece of snail mail.
This card, when opened, plays a recording of a robin’s song. The words inside, in Auntie Becky’s handwriting, state that she chose the card for the words – i.e. the birdsong.
Jackie and I spent a considerable amount of time getting our heads round how to record stuff on her camera. We managed it. I uploaded it into my computer and WordPress wouldn’t support the file format. I was, of course, my usual phlegmatic self on discovering this.
With the late afternoon growing duller and cooler, my chauffeuse drove us on a short trip into the forest.
A colourful range of heathers and bracken beginning to brown spread carpets across the moorland beside Holmsley Passage.
We thought it best to allow this beefy bovine free passage on the Burley road.
We spotted these rather splendid mushrooms along Bisterne Close.
Jackie produced a lovely lamb’s liver casserole with creamy mashed potatoes, crunchy cauliflower and carrots with tender green beans for our dinner this evening. She drank Hoegaarden and I drank more of the Malbec.