Good Gardening Weather

Today, still cool, featured intermittent sunshine while cotton clouds pierced by cerulean patches sailed sedately overhead. We carried out the usual garden maintenance including watering, planting, pruning, and dead-heading. Jackie smiled when she first spied that I had come out to join her, but she didn’t see the camera hanging round my neck. I haveContinue reading “Good Gardening Weather”

Emergency Grounding

The bare copper beach brings clear signs of autumn to the garden, as Jackie continues her clearance of the Palm Bed and, in particular, the Dead End Bed. This New Zealand hebe has received heavy pruning. The thick limb to the right of the chimney planter, and supporting the remaining branches, has been rooted fromContinue reading “Emergency Grounding”

Sweeping Up

Today Jackie was mostly refurbishing and tidying pots and hanging basket plantings. She has completed the Shady Path where all is now well, except for windburn on this white lobelia; and on this yellow tree peony whose healthy seed pods offer optimism for next year. Beyond this small triangular bed before the wisteria arbour MrsContinue reading “Sweeping Up”

Happier Behind The Camera

I was grateful today for the overnight thunderstorm and for Jackie’s watering the parts it couldn’t reach early this morning before she and Shelly drove to Helen’s to offer sisterly assistance. This meant I could concentrate on the dead-heading necessitated by the storm’s stripping of many petals. After more than an hour I retreated indoorsContinue reading “Happier Behind The Camera”

Grrrrr

A recent post from Sandra had me reaching for my copy of I will simply refer you to Sandra’s review and say that I enjoyed this short book in my 1977 paperback edition. Taking regular rests, today I was mostly occupied with irrigation and decapitation of garden plants, More lilies are blooming on the patio;Continue reading “Grrrrr”

Pannage Piglet Paddle

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT On a day balmy enough for pink roses, honeysuckle, and solanum to be blooming on the trellis in the front garden, and whatever this flower isContinue reading “Pannage Piglet Paddle”

Storm Damage

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO This scene has featured in a number of posts over the years. The snake bark mapleContinue reading “Storm Damage”

The Bleeding Arch

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE GROUP TO ACCESS THE GALLERY, ANY MEMBER OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CLICKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO Jackie spent much of the day on giving the Rose Garden a thorough Autumn Clean. ThisContinue reading “The Bleeding Arch”

We Ate Their Cake

SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK, TO BE REPEATED IF REQUIRED. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN, CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT AND FURTHER CLICKING FOR ENLARGEMENT Late yesterday afternoon, Jackie created a new bed alongsideContinue reading “We Ate Their Cake”

Two Pom-Poms And A Perpetual Calendar

This morning I printed a set of photographs of his work last Sunday for Aaron. Jackie liked this one so much that I produced one for her. It shows Aaron’s careful sensitivity in showing his nephew his craft. Afterwards I photographed those items I missed yesterday of which Jackie is justifiably proud. This is anContinue reading “Two Pom-Poms And A Perpetual Calendar”