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Aaron of AP Maintenance’s main task today was weeding the Back Drive.
Taking it in turns to stand aloof, a pair of wood pigeons, wobbling along our eastern fence, engaged in their annual mating ritual. Each time the chaser reached his target she turned her back; he feigned departure; she took up the chase. A provocative game of ‘Catch Me If You Can’. It works for any species.
Today’s butterflies were mainly white, flitting about elusively. This Green-veined variety was considerate enough to take a moment’s rest.
Hopefully, Jackie’s new roses planted in the West Bed will soon climb the Gothic arch across the Brick Path.
Always the last to sprout, the copper beach leaves are putting in an appearance.
Among Jackie’s plantings were Nori gladioli in the New Bed.
From his vantage point on the roof a tiny sparrow stands guard on his family in the eaves.
This evening we are on our way to Cadnam to dine at The White Hart with Jacqueline and Elizabeth. Should there be anything of note to report, I will feature it tomorrow.