Whispering In The Wisteria

Late this afternoon I listened to the deceptively sweet trilling of a rival robin issuing war cries from a tree in the garden of No 5 Downton Lane whilst I stood in the Rose Garden photographing lemon yellow climber Summer Time; aptly named Altissimo glowing against the clear blue sky; Madame Alfred Carriere draped overContinue reading “Whispering In The Wisteria”

Survivors December 2019

Today was the third bright, sunny, and cold one in a row. Given that overnight temperatures are in the low minuses, I wandered around the garden to photograph some of the albeit somewhat poorly looking surviving flora. Two that seem to bloom continuously are the yellow bidens and the white solanums from last year. AContinue reading “Survivors December 2019”

Seeking Solutions

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. This afternoon I kept my eyes open for most of the football World Cup match betweenContinue reading “Seeking Solutions”

The Latest Project

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning Aaron removed another shrub superfluous to requirements in order to make room for a larger than planned base for the West Bed bench. Jackie and I drove off to B & Q at Christchurch for six more bags of sand. Aaron spent the rest ofContinue reading “The Latest Project”

The Head Gardener’s Hod Carrier

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie continues weeding, clipping, planting, and replenishing soil. This involves a certain amount of popping out to a garden centre. Today, for example, she departed for some lime and returned with, in addition, a garden tray, a parasol, and the obligatory few plants. Here she was workingContinue reading “The Head Gardener’s Hod Carrier”

The Dymo Marker

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE THEM. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. THERE ARE NO HIDDEN OWLS TODAY, HOWEVER….. Well, I did cut the grass, and wander round the garden, but that was along time ago. The rest of the day was spent preparing my finances for my very efficient accountant. Had I done even a modicum of filingContinue reading “The Dymo Marker”

Knighton Park

On a continuing balmy morning I picked a December bouquet from the garden – photographically speaking, of course. We have: Festive jewels, violas, petunias, geraniums, snapdragons, and solanums. Jackie went on a massive ‘operation fill the freezer up’ shop; Aaron finished off the bathroom; and I completed our last batch of cards that we postedContinue reading “Knighton Park”