Playing Cat And Mouse

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT Until late afternoon I rather dozed the time away today. Jackie then drove me to the north of the forest and back. I was able toContinue reading “Playing Cat And Mouse”

A Wildlife Garden

CLICK ON IMAGES (ESPECIALLY THE CRICKET) TO ENLARGE. REPEAT (ESPECIALLY THE CRICKET) IF REQUIRED. DID I MENTION THE CRICKET? It is two years since we were last assisting our friend Giles in opening his garden in Milford on Sea. Once more, today, we took the first stint in his rota. Overnight rain had only recently desistedContinue reading “A Wildlife Garden”

We Could Have Done A Runner

Frost lay on the bright, sunlit, garden this morning; glittering on benches, and on geranium leaves; and the Waterboy pond was frozen. Abstractedly. This afternoon Jackie drove Becky and me to The Beach House via Milford on Sea Post Office where I posted the prints to Frances. This hotel, formerly Westover Hall, was built in 1897Continue reading “We Could Have Done A Runner”

That’s One I Made Earlier

The Milford Conservation Volunteers have developed a Wildlife Garden Project. This morning, as we travelled to Studland Drive, couples were seen walking all over the village clutching brochures which gave them admission to 25 gardens in the small coastal town. One of these was the home of our old friend Giles Darvill, coordinator of theContinue reading “That’s One I Made Earlier”

A Tale Of Two Climbers

Today was another wet one. That put paid to any continuation of the pathfinding project, but we worked on others in brief spells between the rains. An interesting variety of gladiolus has emerged outside the back door to the kitchen. Jackie drove off to Everton Garden Centre to buy some annuals. She returned with quiteContinue reading “A Tale Of Two Climbers”

A Pair Of Frogs

Jackie and I spent the whole of this gloriously sunny day on path clearance in the garden. She worked on the brick one at the back of the house, whilst I concentrated on a gravelled track further along our plot. The plastic bucket on my path has no bottom. There are a number of suchContinue reading “A Pair Of Frogs”