I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL EXAMPLES OF WHICH MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT (SCROLL DOWN). SINGLE  FRAMES MAY BE ENLARGED WITH ONE OR TWO CLICKS   Early this morning, Ross visited briefly to help Richard move the furniture back to theContinue reading “I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat”

Petrified By Ponies

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This afternoon we visited Otter Nurseries in order to buy rambling roses to supplement the planting Jackie carried out this morning. The Head Gardener was soon into a discussionContinue reading “Petrified By Ponies”

Boldre Bridge

CLICK ON THE CLUSTERED GALLERY IMAGES TO ACCESS THEIR LARGER FORMAT SLIDESHOW. At 16 degrees, our incredibly mild period continues. It was therefore strange today to begin the winter clearing whilst we continue to enjoy blooms from spring and summer. We did so in rather desultory fashion. It is difficult to think of winter whenContinue reading “Boldre Bridge”

A Cock-Fight

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another hot day with a glorious cloudless blue sky, Jackie and I spent the morning shopping for birthday presents for Shelly and for Poppy. First stop was Otter Nurseries where we bought a couple of skimmias for Jackie’s sister, and two interesting new bronzed rudbeckias forContinue reading “A Cock-Fight”

Silhouettes

It is not that unusual for readers seeking contacts or history to stumble across this blog and, through comments, to ask me for information. Yesterday there were two. One man sought a contact with Trinity (Battersea) now Trinity (Oxley) Cricket Club. I, and two others responded. A second person, a woman, wondered whether Jackie’s sister, Helen, wasContinue reading “Silhouettes”

The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street

By late morning today, the recent storm that has left the population of America’s eastern states digging out heaped piles of snow, having warmed itself on the way across the Atlantic, petered out to heavy rain that lasted all day and is expected to continue for a few more. The Head Gardener is a regularContinue reading “The Watchmaker Of Filigree Street”

Make Love, Not War

Now that our garden possesses better flooring than that inside the house, we cannot light bonfires in overflowing, legless, rusty, wheelbarrows any more. On another gloriously sunny morning we therefore went on a galvanised garden incinerator search. Beginning with Otter nurseries we performed a local tour, ending up where we had started. The bin we had been shownContinue reading “Make Love, Not War”

A Result

Today being Jackie’s birthday, her choice of activity was to work in the garden. Oh joy. We managed to postpone finishing off yesterday’s task by going on an arch hunt. Otter Nurseries in Everton didn’t have metal ones; Everton Nurseries had some but they were too small; so we went off in the opposite direction toContinue reading “A Result”