A Knight’s Tale (1 : “A Sneaky Weekend”)

On another blisteringly hot day, before the sun was fully up, I produced a dozen current garden views from above. Later, Jackie occupied herself planting and watering, while I carried out some dead heading. These activities were continued at intervals throughout the day. Some years ago, now, encouraged by a number of my readers, IContinue reading “A Knight’s Tale (1 : “A Sneaky Weekend”)”

Around The Beds

We have concentrated so much on paths recently that, on a bright and sunny morning, I decided to take a tour around the beds. Each of these pictures bears a title in the gallery. The only editing has been a little slight cropping. I trust the Head Gardener will forgive the occasional inclusion of aContinue reading “Around The Beds”

Flies Are Now In Season

On another warm, humid, and largely overcast morning garden maintenance was continued. Jackie mostly concentrated on the Rose Garden, then produced her own gallery. It was the cricket on Absolutely Fabulous that sent her indoors for her camera. She also spotted a bee and a beetle on Rosa Gallica. Winchester Cathedral, For Your Eyes Only,Continue reading “Flies Are Now In Season”

I Closed The Book

On another warm overcast day of humid atmosphere brightened by the end of the morning, most of which Jackie spent in her customary garden maintenance – this time in the Rose Garden , where I joined her in bagging up and transporting to the compost bin some of her debris. I carried out more deadContinue reading “I Closed The Book”

Continuing Maintenance

On a much brighter morning Jackie trimmed the lower limbs of myrtle while I bagged up the clippings and added them to the row awaiting the local recycling centre. This, and further tidying, work has improved the views from the patio and down the Dead End Path. Also in receipt of attention has been theContinue reading “Continuing Maintenance”

Hod-Carrier Once Again

Yesterday evening Jackie produced two photographs from along the Shady Path and Dragon Bed beneath the strong evening light, and later of the strawberry moon claiming the sky from the sun. On a much duller morning she recorded the current progress of her replanting in the Pond Bed. For more than a week now, theContinue reading “Hod-Carrier Once Again”

More Garden Assistance

Early this morning we shopped at Ferndene Farm Shop for three more 60 litre bags of compost and another tray of bedding plants. This afternoon we were treated to a most welcome visit from Danni and Ella. Our great niece made straight for her box of mice that hide under the TV, after which sheContinue reading “More Garden Assistance”

Across The Weeping Birch Bed

On another warm yet mostly dull day Jackie continued planting, including various pots, and mending the bed into which I fell beside the Heligan Path two days ago. She had been most concerned about the foxglove which, after she had extricated it from beneath my shoulder only lost a couple of leaves. I can nowContinue reading “Across The Weeping Birch Bed”

Where’s Games

Just as she began working on the garden this morning Jackie witnessed Nugget 3rd wondering how to get down from the kitchen wall pebbledash. She spent much of the day gathering up various items blown around the garden; retying loosened climbing plants; and redesigning the Pond Bed, while this afternoon, listening to tittering and songsContinue reading “Where’s Games”

The March Garden

Bluebell is the young lady I photographed yesterday between her partner, Aaron, and the Shetland pony he was photographing. She photographed me photographing them from beside my trusty steed, and has e-mailed me a copy of it, for which I am very grateful. This morning I made a further five illustrations into ‘The Old CuriosityContinue reading “The March Garden”