Nurturing

Our good friend Carole has given me the perfect illustrated information on yesterday’s mare and foal colouring. I have added this to the post which now reads: https://derrickjknight.com/2021/07/08/my-little-snipper/ Warmed by this morning’s sunshine I completed my work on the front garden gravel path, and, ignoring a nesting sparrow’s warning cry, and scattering slithering woodlice seekingContinue reading “Nurturing”

Summer Wine For My Birthday

The weather remained cool and breezy today with barely a glimmer of sunshine. We received welcome visits from Shelly this morning, and from Elizabeth this afternoon, each bringing birthday presents. One of my sister-in-law’s gifts was a little pocket dead header which I employed on my photographic afternoon ramble round the garden. It enabled meContinue reading “Summer Wine For My Birthday”

The Early Evening Light

This morning I completed my mega filing task while Jackie carried out more planting under the watchful eye of Nugget with whom she happily conversed. “Where’s Nugget?” (25). Beside the Weeping Birch Bed with its kniphofias, petunias, heleniums, and pelargoniums. The yellow kniphofia is Popsicle Mango; the terracotta one has attracted a wasp. Small WhiteContinue reading “The Early Evening Light”

Hide And Seek

Nugget was singing outside the stable door this morning at 6 a.m. I stepped out early to take advantage of the bright morning light. Jackie tells me that our little robin was perched on top of this kniphofia yesterday evening for quite some time, chirping away. Other images are entitled in the gallery. Here areContinue reading “Hide And Seek”

Decidedly Not Smart

A number of terra cotta and yellow kniphofias have self-seeded at various places in the garden and have recently chosen to bloom rather late. These are in the Kitchen Bed, accompanied by hibiscus, petunias, Japanese anemones and fennel. This begonia and the pelargonium are recovering from near death with the benefit of Jackie’s tender care.Continue reading “Decidedly Not Smart”

Garden, Ponies, Cattle, Ornamental Drive

CLICK ON ANY MEMBER 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   Late this morning I amused myself by poking my camera through the guest bedroom windows. This afternoon Jackie and I shopped at Streets in BrockenhurstContinue reading “Garden, Ponies, Cattle, Ornamental Drive”

Preparing For A Storm

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN THE GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. FURTHER ENLARGEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. THE USUAL CLICK WILL ENLARGE THE FINAL PICTURE. For the last couple of days Jackie hasContinue reading “Preparing For A Storm”

Just Too Short

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK THAT MAY BE REPEATED. CLICKING ON THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESS THEIR GALLERY WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THEY CAN BE FURTHER ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. I took a couple of strolls around the gardenContinue reading “Just Too Short”

Meal Of The Day

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Susan Rushton’s post earlier today featured colchicums. There are a number of different varieties of these autumn crocuses. Ours are different, and a bit battered by wind and rain. I think they are speciosum. Here they are Susan. Whilst on my way to obtain the first twoContinue reading “Meal Of The Day”

Pollie’s Day Lilies

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning, while Jackie continued planting, I shaved a curved line on the edge of the grass patch, where Jackie had placed a group of petunias. Then, removing grass roots and us much moss as possible, I broke up the sods and mixed them with the HeadContinue reading “Pollie’s Day Lilies”