Cervine Elegance

Occasional sunny spells on a clouded morning developed into bright sunshine by the time we drove into the forest this afternoon. Jackie spent some time collecting cuttings with which to populate the greenhouse pots. The orange poppies that last just a day don’t normally emerge from the soil until spring. We have several clumps now.Continue reading “Cervine Elegance”

It Seems To Be Working

Nugget darted under my feet this morning as I swept the beech nuts from the Rose Garden paving and the gravel paths,     and around Jackie when she continued planting. Sometimes he took a bird’s eye view of proceedings. Here Jackie demonstrates that she has some thyme to plant; and here converses with herContinue reading “It Seems To Be Working”

Rearing Hellebores

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 The first clear sky at dawn for some time promised a sunny day which was appreciated by the garden, especially the winter flowering cherry that hasContinue reading “Rearing Hellebores”

Thorns And Scratches

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY Jackie is making good headway on her Spring planting Two sarcococcas, small shrubs which already dispense amazing scents, have been tried out with temporary plonking in their pots; Other seeds, bulbs, and corms to come, are marked with packet labels; Our first daffodilContinue reading “Thorns And Scratches”

Mad Max

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED It was finger-tingling cold when Jackie continued her winter planting on this sun-bright ┬ámorning and I photographed some still lingering blooms. Outside the kitchen door pelargoniums, petunias, and erigeron vie for space. More pelargoniums, some with autumnal plumage, as in this urn shared with verbenas, continue toContinue reading “Mad Max”