Feeding Fledglings

Yesterday Jackie photographed these deep magenta gladioli Byzantinus in the evening sunlight. This morning she focussed on her white and blush pink foxgloves happily located beside viburnum Plicatum, red Japanese maple and long lived camellia; not forgetting blue iris, white Erigeron and osteospermum sharing a bed with diurnal orange poppies; her favourite colour way ofContinue reading “Feeding Fledglings”

In The Rough

This morning we received an e-mail from our good blogging friend Lavinia Ross attaching a photograph of the cedar tree (Calocedrus decurrens) she has planted in remembrance of my son Michael. We are very touched by this. Jackie nipped out to photograph the evidence of last night’s sub-zero temperature. We have light frost on variousContinue reading “In The Rough”

Wrestling With Catalina

The weather this morning was dull but warmer than yesterday – even enough to keep the bees, like this one weighing down the little salvia, at work. Jackie continued with her autumnal preparations. Nugget and his rival continued their armistice. Our little robin even tolerates other small birds like blue tits and coal tits raidingContinue reading “Wrestling With Catalina”