The Plantation House And Garden

A visitor just inside the front door this morning somewhat deterred Jackie from leaving the house by that route. Well, it was suspended at just about head height. Yesterday the Head Gardener pronounced sentence of death on a ficus which was far too close to the patio, and too big for the plot it occupied.Continue reading “The Plantation House And Garden”

Succulent Graffiti

On another rainy day, with me not yet fully recovered, and Ian coming down with the cold, we had to postpone Becky’s birthday meal out. I scanned another batch of Barbados colour slides from May 2004, and Jackie stocked up on tissues and medications. Cacti were¬†flowering profusely. I don’t know what this plant is (SeeContinue reading “Succulent Graffiti”

‘I Was Afraid You Were Going To Say That’

Early this morning I continued working my way through the backlog of e-mails. I then finished clearing the section of overgrown shrubbery. This involved extracting¬†more stubborn roots; dismantling the rock wall in the middle of it; using some of these to build up the border with the pergola path, and laying others as access steppingContinue reading “‘I Was Afraid You Were Going To Say That’”

Lest We Forget

It is Alice’s birthday today, so I will begin by displaying my iMac wallpaper on which she walks across the shingle on a very blustery day in view of the Isle of Wight and The Needles. This morning I walked to the bank at New Milton. I turned right up Lower Ashley Road and leftContinue reading “Lest We Forget”

Privilege Customer

No matter how thorough you try to be in pulling up and eradicating brambles, there are always some that catch your eye as you wander around. For this reason I went on a bramble hunt today. Some, by now, are announcing their presence with blossom and budding fruit; others are so long and straggly theyContinue reading “Privilege Customer”