Down The Garden

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN GROUPS WILL ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT As it began to rain whilst they were finishing the painting yesterday, Clare and Andrew hadContinue reading “Down The Garden”

Rewards

Snatching half an hour of occasional sunshine before the expected gloom set in for the day, I wandered around the garden with my camera. Two retrained pink climbing roses are in bloom along the front garden trellis. We have masses of geraniums palmatum. Jackie took cuttings last year, and distributed some in the front, whereContinue reading “Rewards”

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”

Flaunting Longevity

This morning, before the afternoon wind got up and rain came down, Jackie and I weeded and removed more leaves from the rose garden, in readiness for the application of compost. We still have flowering snapdragons and geraniums, whilst winter cyclamens emerge from hibernation. The pink rose stands sentinel on the Oval Bed, and, showing signsContinue reading “Flaunting Longevity”

Early Christmas Lights

Mike, the plumber came today and made excellent progress on fitting the new bath and retiling the guest bathroom. Jackie continued potting up plants for the cold frames and greenhouses. I received a positive response from livelytwist, and began the second volume of the garden album bye mounting the sections on Phantom and Helicon Paths. Today was wet,Continue reading “Early Christmas Lights”

Reversion

This afternoon I tackled sports. Now, please don’t imagine that that means my knee is miraculously fully recovered. I speak of reversion; not of myself, but of the horticultural variety. Variegated plants are generally selected from a sport, or mutation, of a pure green plant. The sport is then propagated by cuttings, grafting or division to retain itsContinue reading “Reversion”