Should I Be Concerned?

The garden was refreshed by early morning rain. This failed to dampen the ardour of the passion flowers eyeing the red hot honeysuckle, and gave sweet peas a welcome drink. The climbing rose Aloha, and the bush Margaret Merrill are both in full bloom. A comment on Houzz GardenWeb forum, posted in July 2007 statesContinue reading “Should I Be Concerned?”

Furnishing The Shed

Becky put this on my Facebook page early this morning: Clever, isn’t she? We began with a trip to the municipal dump, now upgraded to Efford Recycling Centre. Included in the rubbish we took there was a green plastic table we had bought from there in the first place. The Head Gardener, now she hasContinue reading “Furnishing The Shed”

A Marvellous Achievement

The passion flower rescued recently¬†is now blooming. Early this morning we learned that the intrepid trio attempting the Three Peaks Challenge were, having completed Scafell Pike in three and a half hours, doing well. Louisa has sent some stunning photographs. Signs of excited tiredness are evident at the summit, but when you think they hadContinue reading “A Marvellous Achievement”

Owling With Attitude

The blackbird still sits on her nest. Peering through shrubs at a safe distance, sometimes her bright little eyes are visible to the viewer, sometimes her upturned tail. Today’s task for me was to clear one bed of brambles and other unwelcome growth. Simple enough for a day’s work. I thought. In fact the wildContinue reading “Owling With Attitude”