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”

Mad Max

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED It was finger-tingling cold when Jackie continued her winter planting on this sun-bright  morning and I photographed some still lingering blooms. Outside the kitchen door pelargoniums, petunias, and erigeron vie for space. More pelargoniums, some with autumnal plumage, as in this urn shared with verbenas, continue toContinue reading “Mad Max”

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”

Salt Marshes

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Early this morning I walked around the garden to survey the elemental damage. The review of the situation was actually encouraging. The nicotiana and agapanthus staked up a couple of days ago have perked up; as have the white gladioli, and the surviving Priscillas in the NewContinue reading “Salt Marshes”

An Extended Flowering Period

The date prompted me to begin the day by providing a link to a post from 2012:       –   well, would you? Any of it? On another very mild morning, we continued preparations for winter. Although a considerable amount of cutting back is required, the garden is still full of colour, some fromContinue reading “An Extended Flowering Period”