The Green Man

It was just about warm enough on a not very bright morning for us to visit Mum in the beautifully designed, planted, and well maintained, garden at Woodpeckers this morning. While waiting for my mother to be wheeled out I enjoyed a conversation with the gardener who works on this plot with the help ofContinue reading “The Green Man”

Damage Report

As I sit drafting this post bright sun shines, speeding clouds scud; wild wind howls along Christchurch Road sweeping through the garden, rustling the kitchen door curtain and setting tinkling charms jingling. We are now into our third consecutive day/night of fierce breezes. Tentatively I ventured out to survey the damage and was able toContinue reading “Damage Report”

Parts I Haven’t Been Able To Reach

On a hot, sunny, afternoon, aided by a crutch, I walked down the Brick Path to the top of the Back Drive, where Jackie provided me with three more perching spots. I couldn’t resist periodically stopping en route for a few shots from a standing position, sans crutch. Once settled at the top of theContinue reading “Parts I Haven’t Been Able To Reach”

Should I Be Concerned?

The garden was refreshed by early morning rain. This failed to dampen the ardour of the passion flowers eyeing the red hot honeysuckle, and gave sweet peas a welcome drink. The climbing rose Aloha, and the bush Margaret Merrill are both in full bloom. A comment on Houzz GardenWeb forum, posted in July 2007 statesContinue reading “Should I Be Concerned?”