A Few Flowers

This afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/13/a-knights-tale-145-banking-on-the-bar/ It was hot and sultry outside enough to prevent me from undertaking anything other than photographing a few flowers which are named in the gallery. This evening we dined at Lal Quilla with Becky, Flo, Danni, and Elizabeth. The meal was a very happy birthday party for Jackie, Danni andContinue reading “A Few Flowers”

The Reuse Shop

This morning Jackie worked on clearing the Lawn Bed in readiness for renewed planting. I, in the meantime, jammed as many bags of recyclable garden refuse into the Modus before we drove them to the Efford recycling centre. This is the first time we have visited since before Covid, but Jackie was keen to maintainContinue reading “The Reuse Shop”

Posting, Reading, And Gardening

This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/06/27/a-knights-tale-142-the-crash-and-the-flood/ Later I carried out dead heading and weeding then read more of Doris Lessing, after which, while Jackie continued her general garden maintenance I wandered around the garden (pictures of which are titled in the gallery) before watching the highlights of the final day of the New Zealand/England cricket TestContinue reading “Posting, Reading, And Gardening”

Inside And Out

This morning and the early part of the afternoon Jackie continued her work on the Brick Path. My morning task was returning our bedroom to normal now that Nick has finished his clean decorating. This involved shoving the bed back into position; removing many items from the en suite bathroom, having the advantage of allowingContinue reading “Inside And Out”

A Walk Round The Garden

After a lengthy session of dead-heading, incidental weeding, trips to the compost bins, and a sit down this morning I wandered around the garden with my camera. As usual these images are all titled in the gallery. This afternoon we attended a family gathering at Elizabeth’s with Jacqueline, Joseph, Angela, Danni, Andy, and Ella, withContinue reading “A Walk Round The Garden”

A Ship In A Bottle

Some 100 yards or so to the east along Christchurch From our house lies the entrance to a series of quarry pits. Our friend Giles has learned that three of the pits have been filled with water and converted to bird sanctuaries. In recent months a series of gates into the woodland have appeared. IContinue reading “A Ship In A Bottle”

Around The Beds

We have concentrated so much on paths recently that, on a bright and sunny morning, I decided to take a tour around the beds. Each of these pictures bears a title in the gallery. The only editing has been a little slight cropping. I trust the Head Gardener will forgive the occasional inclusion of aContinue reading “Around The Beds”

Path Clearances

Today continued with warm clammy-inducing humidity. The morning was still drizzly; although the afternoon was dry. We both carried out further stints on the ironing backlog; Jackie’s before, and mine mainly after, lunch. During the last few days, the Head Gardener has continued clearing the borders of paths such as the Phantom Path, the CryptomeriaContinue reading “Path Clearances”

Nurturing

Our good friend Carole has given me the perfect illustrated information on yesterday’s mare and foal colouring. I have added this to the post which now reads: https://derrickjknight.com/2021/07/08/my-little-snipper/ Warmed by this morning’s sunshine I completed my work on the front garden gravel path, and, ignoring a nesting sparrow’s warning cry, and scattering slithering woodlice seekingContinue reading “Nurturing”

Summer Wine For My Birthday

The weather remained cool and breezy today with barely a glimmer of sunshine. We received welcome visits from Shelly this morning, and from Elizabeth this afternoon, each bringing birthday presents. One of my sister-in-law’s gifts was a little pocket dead header which I employed on my photographic afternoon ramble round the garden. It enabled meContinue reading “Summer Wine For My Birthday”