Exercising Their Right

As I sit at my computer early in the morning reading regular WP posts, I am treated to the gently swaying delights of Stargazer lilies and fuchsia Delta’s Sarah in the front garden. Unidentified lilies graced the dragon bed where, observed by a basking ladybird, I dug holes for two more roses set to climbContinue reading “Exercising Their Right”

Find The Colours

After lunch Matthew and Poppy arrived to spend the weekend with us. Our granddaughter was keen to explore the garden again. She and Matthew walked around with a list of ten colours of which she was to find representatives. The only one that proved problematic was green. I imagine there are enough colours in theseContinue reading “Find The Colours”

He Lent His Hat

This morning Aaron, with his usual concentrated accuracy, assembled and installed a new flat packed wooden arch across the Shady Path. This was to replace a cheap metal one that had collapsed. As the morning warmed up he lent his hat to Florence sculpture who remained in the shade, Camellias continue to splash colour acrossContinue reading “He Lent His Hat”

Ladybird, ladybird…….

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. As shown from the solanum and honeysuckle on the trellis, our front garden remained free of ash from next door’s bonfire, and, although some the precipitation, such as this on the pulmonaria and Japanese anemones, remains, the fire has died down and we are able to seeContinue reading “Ladybird, ladybird…….”

An Enforced Eviction

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Early this morning the sun shone on the wall-bound wisteria aiming for the en suite bathroom. Lingering early raindrops rolled around the Diamond Jubilee tulips, onto which a thirsty fly dropped for a drink. Another rhododendron, leading the eye to the pieris on the grass, is beginning to bloom.Continue reading “An Enforced Eviction”

Ladybird Or Ladybug Fly Away Home….

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN PAIRS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. The sun stayed away today until it was time for it to go to bed. My share of the garden clearance, under the necessary direction from the Head Gardener,Continue reading “Ladybird Or Ladybug Fly Away Home….”

Rain Stops Planting

SHOULD YOU WISH TO ENLARGE ANY IMAGES, CLICK ON THEM, AND REPEAT IF REQUIRED It was Jackie who was up with the dawn this morning. She was struck by the frost on the Modus whilst the cherry was blooming, as the early sun lit the field behind the oak-lined hedge. The Castle Bench also hadContinue reading “Rain Stops Planting”

On The Road To Bridgetown

I very rarely stage a photograph, so I probably wouldn’t have thought of Jackie’s ladybird shots this morning. She spotted a somewhat sleepy ladybird – not literally of course, because this one already wore its spots – on a rounded pebble in a colourless corner. Thinking it needed something red to set it off, sheContinue reading “On The Road To Bridgetown”

Exhuming Queen Victoria

On a bright, sunny, morning I rambled around the garden, down the lane, along Roger’s footpath and back. From our patio can be seen a rhododendron, geranium palmatums, petunias, foxgloves, and fennel. The centre of the Phantom Path gives a view towards that shown above. We can also see that the clematis Star of India and anContinue reading “Exhuming Queen Victoria”

Memory Is Not Neat And Tidy

On a warm, sunny, morning, my feeble contribution to the gardening was to bag up a pile of rubble; and to transport earth from elsewhere with which to fill in the hole left by the removal of the pool in a wheelbarrow. Jackie continued with the weeding and planting, and this afternoon I did aContinue reading “Memory Is Not Neat And Tidy”