All Neat And Tidy

On another warm and sunny day Jackie continued the refurbishment of the Westbrook Arbour begun yesterday. Apart from recording the event and carrying out a little dead-heading of Welsh poppies I cleared up some of Jackie’s weeding and pruning which I added to the compost, being careful not to cover Félicité Perpétue, the splendid climberContinue reading “All Neat And Tidy”

Lacking A Certain Ambience

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Aaron needed a few more boards for the front of his compost bins. I therefore accompanied him this morning to Mole Country Stores (known as Scats because that is what they used to be) to buy them. These make removable slats for ease of accessing the matureContinue reading “Lacking A Certain Ambience”

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”

A WRAF Beauty

Early this morning Jackie discovered an ailing bird which may be a baby pigeon. She made it a little hospital bed, complete with water and a suet ball. By the end of the afternoon our little friend was struggling around the garden, unable to fly, because its tail-feathers were shredded. Aaron continued his work onContinue reading “A WRAF Beauty”

Leaf Compost

The cranking clatter of marauding magpies heard as I walked down Downton Lane on my Hordle Cliff top walk this murky morning, was to give way to that of a mechanical digger in Shorefield on my return. The latter, which was breaking up the concrete bases of the demolished chalets, could be heard from the beach.Continue reading “Leaf Compost”

Pick The Bucket

Just a week away from July, I was actually cold as I walked down to Seamans Corner and back this morning to post a letter.  For a city dweller it may seem hardly worth recording such a trip, but it does take twenty minutes.  I reflected on a far more painful crawl to a postContinue reading “Pick The Bucket”

Bins

Security is tight in In Excess in West End High Street.  Jackie and I went shopping there this morning for six three metre long gravel boards, which were the last ingredients for the compost bins.  Elizabeth had checked out yesterday that we would be given facilities to saw these up in the store, because theyContinue reading “Bins”

Chinese Boxes

Along the laurel hedge at The Firs there lies a heap of various items that might some day be useful.  By the side of that there is a compost heap.  There are parts of cemented brick pillars from the former pergola which blew down long ago; pieces of wood in various stages of decomposition; bamboosContinue reading “Chinese Boxes”