On The Brink of October

This morning I trained my camera on the garden from various vantage points beginning with our en suite bathroom window. From the patio can be seen, against the kitchen wall, some of the glorious zinnias that Jackie grew from seed and spread abundantly around the beds; and this corner of the Pond Bed sporting Delta’sContinue reading “On The Brink of October”

Volunteers, Casualties, Survivors

Our Head Gardener this morning toured the garden making a pictorial record of its current condition now the full force of the heatwave seems to have subsided somewhat. Some may consider that the task which fell to me – loading the pictures into the computer, making the tiled gallery and titling the individual images withContinue reading “Volunteers, Casualties, Survivors”

One For Jessie

Knowing that hosepipe bans were to be imposed on Hampshire and the Isle of White today, we were relieved to learn that bans were determined by the water companies. Our supplier is Bournemouth Water, which has not yet ordered a ban. I celebrated with a gallery of garden views. Flo and Dillon continued clearing, planting,Continue reading “One For Jessie”

Reaching Above The Potting Shed

Flo, yesterday evening, and Jackie this morning spent a good deal of time continuing the tidying of the Rose Garden. This morning I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/07/24/a-knights-tale-146-big-clean-days/ After lunch I bagged up the last of the debris from the Rose Garden and watered the raised bed at at the end of the Back Drive. Flo had wateredContinue reading “Reaching Above The Potting Shed”

The Garden At The Start Of July

Yesterday evening Jackie finished her work on the Lawn Bed. She also continued her general maintenance, such as the Weeping Birch Bed weeding and replanting, following Flo’s earlier work on the footpath. Early this morning Jackie and I transported the last of the garden refuse to the Efford Recycling Centre, after which we purchased threeContinue reading “The Garden At The Start Of July”

A Sunless Sultry Day

On this sunless sultry morning Jackie watered, I dead headed, and Martin carried out the heavier garden maintenance. Before he left, I printed him an A4 portrait I had produced on his last visit. Later, I wandered around with my camera. As usual, individual titles can be found in the images gallery. This evening allContinue reading “A Sunless Sultry Day”

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”

Where’s Martin?

Martin and Jackie spent several hours between them this morning weeding and clearing; I chipped in with some of each and mostly dead heading, largely concentrating on the Rose Garden, of which I wish I could convey the scents. After lunch I recorded the general scenes, as usual titled in the galleries. View east fromContinue reading “Where’s Martin?”

Slaking Its Thirst

On another bright-sunny-cool afternoon I took a tour of the garden In the front crab apple blossom, and clematis Montana, the first accompanied by budding pink climbing roses, the second by hybrid bluebells. I made a number of images from upstairs, The views from the stable door and from the kitchen path towards the greenhouseContinue reading “Slaking Its Thirst”

Used Fireworks

All was quiet and still early this morning. Storm Eunice had passed on and the sun shone. We began by shopping at Tesco. After half an hour the skies darkened, the wind speed rose seemingly faster than the predicted 46 m.p. h., and heavy rain steadily descended throughout our subsequent forest drive. A team mustContinue reading “Used Fireworks”