English Bluebell Woods

Late yesterday afternoon we were both too knackered to clear up and put our tools away. The good news about today’s weather forecast is that we will be enjoying steady rain; the bad is that this will come with 60 miles per hour wind by the evening. This meant that we had to be outContinue reading “English Bluebell Woods”

Weeding Continues

Today’s air was cool, dry, and largely dull. Much of the time was spent weeding. Jackie’s distaste for our invasive alliums is patent as she drops one into her bucket. The red railing behind her has been removed from the edge of the Pond Bed in the foreground in order to gain greater access. MyContinue reading “Weeding Continues”

A Layered Rose

SINGLE IMAGES CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON ANY OF THOSE IN A GROUP ACCESSES ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT. THESE MAY BE FURTHER ENLARGED WITH CLICKS Jackie, Elizabeth, and I worked in the gardenContinue reading “A Layered Rose”

Giving A Hand

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY, INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX TO BOTTOM RIGHT. Just before lunch today, Jackie and I arrived at Mum’s home in West End where we joined Mum and Elizabeth. Jackie had packed a plentiful picnicContinue reading “Giving A Hand”

An Owl Hunt

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I made a little more progress on weeding the back drive. The new lilies have begun to flower. Matthew arrived with Poppy just before lunch. Our granddaughterContinue reading “An Owl Hunt”

Stalked By A Dalmatian?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. This morning I continued work on the rose garden, Jackie cut back plants in other beds, and Aaron made considerable headway on weeding the gravel paths. After lunch, JackieContinue reading “Stalked By A Dalmatian?”

Agnes and Gert

Roughly at dog snot level throughout the ground floor of our house was a dado frieze painted by nose with pigment it is best not to enquire about. There was a concentration on door jambs. Jackie and Elizabeth between them did excellent work cleaning this off. This morning Jackie found one she had missed andContinue reading “Agnes and Gert”