Well Wound-Up

Here are some of the piles of patio rubble awaiting the arrival of a skip to remove them. The low concrete wall at the perimeter will be removed and replaced by sleepers which Martin will source. In the meantime he has focussed on the Rose Garden. As the water fountain is powered by a solarContinue reading “Well Wound-Up”

A Tale Of Wasps

Eleanor is a good-tempered child who doesn’t normally make a fuss. It therefore came as a big surprise when, some time after the above picture was taken at yesterday’s barbecue, she let out a piercing yell and continued to cry. Jackie soon grasped what was wrong and provided the wherewithal to reduce the distress. ForContinue reading “A Tale Of Wasps”

‘Bleak House’ Comes To The End

Last night I finished reading my Folio Society edition of ‘Bleak House’ By Charles Dickens. First published in instalments from March 1852 to August 1853, this is a superb novel from a writer at the peak of his powers. As is my wont I will not provide details of the story which other readers mayContinue reading “‘Bleak House’ Comes To The End”

Signage

This is the footpath to the centre of the Palm Bed that we cleared yesterday. On another scorching hot day we began the gardening early. My contribution was a dead heading tour, a certain amount of weeding, and a little clearing up. After lunch I scanned the next five of Charles Keeping’s illustrations to DavidContinue reading “Signage”