“Turncoat”

The air this morning when we set about further post-storm garden recovery work hung humid and eerily still. Concentrating on the patio area and the sweet peas corner of the kitchen wall, Jackie trimmed the Lathyrus odoratus and extricated the strangled tomato plant. From less than polite expressions of intense disappointment yesterday when discovering brokenContinue reading ““Turncoat””

Aaron Knows The Score

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. We have experienced an intermittently leaky kitchen extension roof since we arrived here. The amount of infiltration has depended upon the wind direction rather than the quantity of precipitation. One person has already allegedly repaired it – not very effectively. Sid, a very personable extra pair ofContinue reading “Aaron Knows The Score”

“Just Like Daddy’s”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning I became a veritable barber in a dead-heading spree. I began with the prolific Japanese anemones in the front garden. As I look out of my sitting room window each morning, I think of that excellent blogging poet¬†Pleasant Street,¬†who commented recently that she preferred toContinue reading ““Just Like Daddy’s””

Fading Beauty

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This was a glorious sunny day with the warmth of mid-summer. Bees and butterflies abounded in the garden. It was a good day for wandering around, but that is all we felt inclined to do. We can defer the winter preparation until it feels more like autumn.Continue reading “Fading Beauty”

A Cock-Fight

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another hot day with a glorious cloudless blue sky, Jackie and I spent the morning shopping for birthday presents for Shelly and for Poppy. First stop was Otter Nurseries where we bought a couple of skimmias for Jackie’s sister, and two interesting new bronzed rudbeckias forContinue reading “A Cock-Fight”