Moulting

We spent the hot summer’s cloudless day gardening; well, Jackie spent the day at it while I chipped in intermittently. Jackie took advantage of what shade she could. In addition to dead bloom decapitation and carting clippings to compost bins I produced some photographs. The blooms and garden views in this gallery can be identifiedContinue reading “Moulting”

Say “Bye”

I woke later than usual this morning. As I passed our upstairs windows soon after 7 a.m. I spied Jackie standing with a camera at the far end of the garden. She was taking advantage of the early morning light, which was just as well for the first three images in particular. Titles, as usual,Continue reading “Say “Bye””

Out Of The Corner Of My Eye

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Apart from June, August is possibly the best time to appreciate Jackie’s planting design. I wandered around this morning with that specifically in mind. This view from the Brick Path takes in the planting of the small triangular bed at the intersection of this path with theContinue reading “Out Of The Corner Of My Eye”

The Rose Garden Bench

Two tall roses in the Oval Bed have responded so well to nurturing that they needed more stakes. This morning, after embedding stout wooden poles and tying up the plants, we moved back into the rose garden the bench I had built last year using the cast iron sides we had found in the makeshiftContinue reading “The Rose Garden Bench”

Face Painting

Jackie is a little better today, and managed to insert in the softened ground by┬áthe new roses labels she had made yesterday. On another wet, still humid, overcast day I ambled down to Roger’s footpath and back. A pair of intrepid ramblers togged up from the boot of their┬ácar and set off ahead of me.Continue reading “Face Painting”

An Alfresco Bath

  The red bottle brush plant, which I passed on my way to continue work on the kitchen garden, is now looking resplendent.   There are a great deal of treasures hidden in the undergrowth of today’s target area. Peeking through nettle leaves, for example, are raspberries. A blackcurrant bush bears fruit, strawberries soon will,Continue reading “An Alfresco Bath”