Jackie’s Post

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT “The only time I can hear birdsong is when I’m sitting on the loo”. When Jackie, delivering this sentence yesterday to her sisters in Milford’s Polly’s Pantry,Continue reading “Jackie’s Post”

Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. The wind kept up this morning, but the rain did not return until this afternoon. The light changed by the minute. As the sunshine came and went, I had to be patient to take this photograph of the front garden trellis which held solanum, roses, rose hips,Continue reading “Britain’s Most Expensive Beach Hut”

Mothers’ Protection

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I watered the pots in the front garden this morning. More pink roses bloom on the trellis each day; and clematis Piilu and a tiny solanum are now making their way across the garage door frontage. New arrivals in the Rose Garden include Mamma Mia, Rosa Mundi, and DeepContinue reading “Mothers’ Protection”

The Garage Frontage

Today continued wet and warm, but not so windy, so Jackie was able to reorganise her plants fronting the garage. This prompted me to produce a variation on the before and after theme. We were never going to use the garage for its original purpose. Soon after our arrival overnight on 31st March/1st April 2014Continue reading “The Garage Frontage”

Before And After: The Shady Path

As I wandered around the garden this morning, a Speckled Wood butterfly flitted across my path and settled, to cast its shadow, on the outside of the sitting room wall. Like the roses Absolutely Fabulous, still living up to its name, and Chris Beardshaw, just needing a bit of a trim, it still enjoys theContinue reading “Before And After: The Shady Path”


As the morning sunlight gradually scaled the beech tree to the left, it exposed the changing nature of the weeping birch, the leaves of which are beginning to blend with the gravel of the Heligan Path. Aaron and Robin completed work on the decking, which included Aaron’s own idea of the steps, made from offcuts of theContinue reading “Automata”

Fried Egg On Toast

Today was a real scorcher. I set off for the rose garden rather early, intending simply to dig a few holes for the plants plonked yesterday. No such luck. The head gardener had already been out there for an hour. On the south side of the entrance arch had straggled two rather unattractive shrubs. Jackie hadContinue reading “Fried Egg On Toast”