Precipitation Photoshoot

Beneath a constantly percolating cloud colander parky temperatures prevailed throughout the day. I stayed at the computer while the Assistant Photographer produced the precipitation photoshoot. Click on any image to access the gallery where each picture bears it own title. This evening we dined on Jackie’s spicy mango and lime piri-piri chicken served with chilli-potentContinue reading “Precipitation Photoshoot”

A Conundrum 2

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE IN GALLERIES. We took it easy today. Prompted by today’s post from thebikinggardener I wandered around the garden to see how our Hellebores are doing. Some way behind Geoff’s, ours are coming through. Many primulas have so far survived the winter. The shattered bitsContinue reading “A Conundrum 2”

Making It Through The Winter

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Once the heavy overnight frost fringing these heuchera leaves had thawed, the garden was warmed by the sun which was low enough to light lily leaves and grasses, while pearly jewels dripped from naked and semi-clad twigs, and lingeringContinue reading “Making It Through The Winter”

Agnes Miller Parker

Jackie drove me to and from New Milton for me to lunch with Norman at Tas, in The Cut, EC1. In the rather neglected station garden a Leycesteria is blooming rather early. Note the dumped supermarket trolley visible beyond the stems. From Waterloo Station I approached The Cut, as congested as ever, via Lower Marsh withContinue reading “Agnes Miller Parker”

Getting Heated

Knowing I was once more going to have to grapple with BT this morning, I cheered my spirits by wandering round the garden and focussing on the cleared shrubbery alongside the dead-end path. Japanese anemones, leycesteria, and a pink rose have come into view. The leycesteria had been choked by a hazelnut tree the nutContinue reading “Getting Heated”

Does Anyone Recognise This?

The two young heroines of The Three Peaks Challenge, each posted on Facebook today that they were unable to move. I think they have earned a fortnight’s pampering. A surprise visit from Matthew this morning gave me a good excuse to potter about and wander round the garden whilst Jackie undertook some more serious weeding.Continue reading “Does Anyone Recognise This?”

Ratatouille

Just before this dull, humid, noon, whilst Jackie was out shopping for our trip to The Firs, I took a brief stroll through Morden Park.  Apart from two friendly couples, one gay and one heterosexual, walking their terriers, I had only magpies and rooks for company.  The birds, scratting about among the stubble, didn’t muchContinue reading “Ratatouille”