A Little Bit O’ Bloomin’ Luck

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CLICKING ON THE BOX  AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Today began dark, wet, and windy. Thinking we would be unable to do much more in the garden we transported the results of yesterday’s crab apple pruning to EffordContinue reading “A Little Bit O’ Bloomin’ Luck”

Out Of The Dark

On another unseasonably mild day, I wandered around the garden with my camera, picking allium, daffodil, camellias, viburnum rhytidophyllum, periwinkle, and bergenia. This afternoon we drove through the forest to Burley. On the way we stopped at a New Forest car park for a short walk with Scooby. Ponies always gather round the parked carsContinue reading “Out Of The Dark”

Kind Of Blue

Aaron brought a friend to help today so he could finish by lunchtime. They sawed up the wood pile, then replanted a clump of grass roots which had been removed from the back drive some weeks ago, and, despite attempts to burn it, had refused to die. I understand that the Australian eucalyptus needs the heatContinue reading “Kind Of Blue”

Relocation

This morning I added three informative Facebook link comments, one from Becky, one from Lesley O’Neill, and one from Jackie herself, to yesterday’s post. Some of you will remember the nomadic mice from Christmas. Having joined the suffragette mousement, they have now taken up a position on the sitting room window sill. Albeit out of focusContinue reading “Relocation”

A Short History Of England

A warm wind swept through overcast Downton and across The Solent this morning when I took my usual walk to Hordle Cliff top and back. Sheltered among the hedgerows, perky periwinkle still trails along the ground. On my return, I wrote the rest of my share of our Christmas cards and put them in theContinue reading “A Short History Of England”

Rabbits And A Slow Worm

The wind still raged after a stormy night. I walked down to the Spar shop and back for strawberry jam to accompany scones for the visit of Michael, Heidi, Emily and Alice. They didn’t have any so I settled for blackcurrant. Choppy breakers on the Solent, a good mile away, could be seen from DowntonContinue reading “Rabbits And A Slow Worm”

A Further Piece Of Quirkiness

3rd April 2014 On a wander round the garden this morning, I added periwinkle to the photographic gallery of our plants. Curry/PC World delivered the fridge/freezer promptly as promised. Until they came we continued moving stuff around. This involved carting some furniture upstairs. I telephoned Neff customer support line in an unsuccessful attempt to beContinue reading “A Further Piece Of Quirkiness”