Where’s That Smile?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The lower temperature brought a cooler and more pleasant day on which The Head Gardener continued her creative planting, serious weeding, and cutting back. I dead-headed roses, carted debris to the compost heap, and made a few pictures. The planting on the kitchen wall now seems complete.Continue reading “Where’s That Smile?”

The Woman In White

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Early this morning our septic tank was cleared. This happens every eighteen months, and Jackie always feels better when it is done. Knowing we were in for a hot spell, Jackie undertook extensive watering. My tasks involved the eradication, cutting up, and bagging of niggling nettles, invasiveContinue reading “The Woman In White”

Opulence

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Once more, today was scorchingly hot. Apart from gentle tidying up, watering was the order of the day. The hose in this garden view was trained on the Rose Garden, where pink foxgloves, golden heucheras, and blue clematises romp among roses like the yellow Laura Ford, andContinue reading “Opulence”