Raindrops Inside And Out

Recent heavy rains have opened another leak in the roof of our kitchen extension. Jackie made these photographs of the kitchen floor, then of what we think is the faulty lead flashing. While she was at the upstairs windows she then produced aerial shots of the soggy garden, after which during a lull in theContinue reading “Raindrops Inside And Out”

Survivors December 2019

Today was the third bright, sunny, and cold one in a row. Given that overnight temperatures are in the low minuses, I wandered around the garden to photograph some of the albeit somewhat poorly looking surviving flora. Two that seem to bloom continuously are the yellow bidens and the white solanums from last year. AContinue reading “Survivors December 2019”

A Little Autumn Colour

For the last couple of days marauding rooks have raided Nugget’s robin feeder, ripped it off the Japanese maple, and robbed him of his food. Jackie has baffled the thieves with a pair of hanging basket frames. In contrast to yesterday’s dismal weather, today was clear, bright, and cold, taking every opportunity to display aContinue reading “A Little Autumn Colour”

Morning And Evening Light

In the early morning light this morning, carrying the camera, I walked to the far end of the back drive to open the gate for Aaron. The peach rose we inherited beside the patio is producing more blooms. Just one example of Jackie’s splendid planting in that area includes petunias, cosmoses, clematis, fuchsia, begonias, andContinue reading “Morning And Evening Light”

The Playground Bully

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another balmy morning I began a tour of the gardens at the front of the house, where fuchsia Delta’s Sarah blends with the pink Japanese anemones framed by white ones and Michaelmas daisies; and myrtle and solanum continue flowering. Outside the kitchen window, spritely spring poppiesContinue reading “The Playground Bully”