Her Pride And Joy

Late yesterday evening Jackie raced round the garden with her camera, gleefully photographing her pride and joy. Petunias, pelargoniums, phlox, fuchsias, clematises, alliums, agapanthuses, dahlias, verbenas, campanulas, erigeron, lilies, Japanese anemones, diascias, begonias, eucalyptus, roses, and no doubt many I’ve missed. As usual, clicking on any image will produce the gallery, each member of whichContinue reading “Her Pride And Joy”

Double Yellow Lines

Steady, light, rain seeped from slate skies throughout the day. This morning Jackie worked in the greenhouse while I ironed, read, and photographed raindrops on our unidentified peach rose, wallflower Sugar Rush Purple, and a tiny primula. This afternoon Jackie drove us to Keyhaven. You may be forgiven for thinking that this is a pictureContinue reading “Double Yellow Lines”

Hatchet Pond At Dusk

Today’s Christmas rose is this peach one from the patio bed. The neighbouring clematis Cirrhosa Freckles festoons the grateful gazebo. The now solitary pigeon still perches praying for the return of its deceased mate. Nugget now spends much of his time outside the stable door where he enjoys sole use of the feeder by theContinue reading “Hatchet Pond At Dusk”

A Variation On “Where’s Nugget?”

While I was drafting yesterday’s post Jackie nipped into the garden for a matter of minutes to take photographic advantage of the last rays of the setting sun. From this end of the Back Drive (take note of the larch beyond the compost bins on the right) she focussed on the Virginia creeper and accompanying JapaneseContinue reading “A Variation On “Where’s Nugget?””

A False Sense Of Security

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 Often other people’s posts, or their comments on mine, jog my memory for events that shouldContinue reading “A False Sense Of Security”

The Sun Gleefully Exclaimed

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 Well into this glorious October spell we still have a profusion of blooms brightening the garden. Here is a small selection. Jacqueline spent the day meetingContinue reading “The Sun Gleefully Exclaimed”

Twice In A Blue Moon

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I made Tess a birthday card with a print of this photograph from a couple of days ago. Among various cards and presents we received this morning was this aptly named rose, Twice in a Blue Moon, from Becky and Ian. Just after midday weContinue reading “Twice In A Blue Moon”

Soil Transfusion

An early bird atop the oak across Christchurch Road admired this morning’s dawn sky which presaged a fine day. And so it was. Warm enough to put the washing out. My meagre task of the day was to begin the ongoing battle with the triffid invasion from our neighbour, North Breeze. It is important to tackleContinue reading “Soil Transfusion”

The Eyes Have It

This morning, when she had finished her work, including planting of spring bulbs, in Elizabeth’s Bed, Jackie joined me in clearing up after yesterday’s installation of the Monet arch. This involved removing more clippings to the burning pile; a slight repositioning of the path edgings; and hoeing and raking the gravel. She had, yesterday evening, retrainedContinue reading “The Eyes Have It”

Hues Of Blue

On this day, with temperatures around 30 degrees, according to the meteorologists, because of a shift in the jet stream, we are enjoying ‘Spanish weather’. In case any of my commenters have missed Becky’s observation on yesterday’s post, this is what she added to it this morning: ‘Wow. What lovely followers you have, Dad. x’Continue reading “Hues Of Blue”