Starring Seed Pods

Today, by our standards, unseasonably hot for September, was definitely one for sprinkling the garden. Even the wicker owl appreciated its shower. By late morning we had become too heated to complete our work on pruning, cutting up, and composting the wisteria, seen here from above and below. While taking the overhead wisteria pictures IContinue reading “Starring Seed Pods”

Our First Meal Out Post Lockdown

This morning’s early light presented us with glorious garden views from our upstairs windows. At midday I accompanied Jackie on the big Tesco fortnightly shop; sat reading in the car while she did the business; unloaded the trolley into the car; emptied the purchases into the kitchen, then washed my hands. This afternoon Jackie tookContinue reading “Our First Meal Out Post Lockdown”

The Herbaceous Borders

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Jackie continued her planting today. My major task was dead-heading. This section of the Dragon Bed shows how what was a large, gangly ficus until Aaron removed it six days ago has been replaced by the Head Gardener’s selection. The chimney pot in this shot of theContinue reading “The Herbaceous Borders”

Lurking In The Shade

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Today Aaron and Robin levelled out the soil flanking the new fence and cleared away our last items of debris in preparation for building a log store. The rubbish included the buried bath, now in its last resting place on the Back Drive, before removal to the dump.Continue reading “Lurking In The Shade”

Taking The Plunge

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Whilst I am very happy with my Canon SX700 HS camera, I am becoming increasingly aware of its limitations. In particular I do miss my SLR film cameras with good quality zoom lenses. It was such a device that enabled me to fill the frames of the colour slidesContinue reading “Taking The Plunge”

Imperial Leather

Jackie spent the morning weeding and planting. I chipped in with an hour of clearing up the leaves and other debris from our recent burning session. After lunch I received a call from BT level 2. This is a more experienced adviser than the poor cannon fodder who field the first problem calls. Since weContinue reading “Imperial Leather”

Problems With Networks

This morning we took a trip by car to the municipal dump which is a short distance away, between home and Lymington. Following our tidy up of the skip pile we took down the back seats of the Modus and loaded it with the dog-sodden carpet (one of the items the previous owners had leftContinue reading “Problems With Networks”