Light-headed

I was wondering round the garden with a camera when Shelly arrived for a morning coffee visit with congenial conversation. Raindrops bejewelled various pelargoniums, keeping fuchsias like Mrs Popple, and   salvias Amistad and Hot Lips glistening. Honesty seed pods sparkled,   Penstemons and marigolds are either early or late,   while the viburnums BodnantenseContinue reading “Light-headed”

The Heyday Of The Cinema

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This is the view from our bedroom window that got me staggering downstairs for a camera at 4.30 a.m. Later on Jackie and I both tidied, weeded, and cleared sections of the garden, adding to the compost heap. Jackie then planted more flowers and I continued withContinue reading “The Heyday Of The Cinema”

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”

‘Is it 25 grams?’

Jackie drove me to and from New Milton to meet Alison who came for a short visit. On the way to the station we made a couple of stops intended to be brief. The first went according to plan, except that the cleaners had been unable to remove barbecue sauce from my white linen jacket. I askedContinue reading “‘Is it 25 grams?’”