Thatching

At least our winter flowering cherry was happy with another dreary, yet wet, day. Last night Louisa asked me to send pictures of her lifelong friend Gemma, who will be 40 tomorrow. I sent her three, of which this is one from my daughter’s birthday party of May 1993. Three days ago ‘we began withContinue reading “Thatching”

Not Much Damage

I spent much of the day either side of lunch producing https://derrickjknight.com/2021/12/08/a-knights-tale-76-issues-of-loss-change-and-resilience/ which I posted later. I then uploaded garden photographs I had made earlier. Pansies and viburnum usually flower all year round, but to find sunny solanum and winter flowering cherry together is not normally expected. We still have a number of fuchsias inContinue reading “Not Much Damage”

A Garden Snapshot

On an albeit cool day of sunny interludes on which winter flowering and amanogawa cherry blossoms flourished alongside each other, I produced a snapshot of the garden. As usual titles of the individual pictures will be found when accessing the gallery with a click on any one image. This evening Elizabeth came to dinner whichContinue reading “A Garden Snapshot”

Ninon Michaelis

The sun kept away today, and the cloud-wrapped air was mild. To increase seasonal confusion the winter flowering cherry has bloomed early and nudges crab apples normally stripped by blackbirds by now. This camellia is a very early spring bloomer, but never a November one. Fuchsias like Delta’s Sarah and Mrs Popple just go onContinue reading “Ninon Michaelis”

Only So Much Rain

We have now realised that the birds partaking of the front garden feeders are field residents from across the road. Their numbers now include gymnastic blue tits and patient sparrows here waiting their turn at the trough. Our young visitors bear only so much rain before disappearing, following further leakage from the clouds, leaving theContinue reading “Only So Much Rain”

Back In The Garden

Stormy weather and a heavy cold have kept me indoors for the last week. Today the wind has dropped to 20 m.p.h. and the sun has shone. I therefore took a walk in the garden. Jackie now has the cold and is currently housebound. Our winter flowering cherry remains bright against the blue sky above.Continue reading “Back In The Garden”

At The Corner Of The Street

An unusual phenomenon is evident in our front garden this year. We have crab apples, normally stripped by blackbirds long before now – still suspended from their branches – standing alongside a winter flowering cherry. When I endured my flexible cystoscopy on 13th December I was given a form to send back after a fortnightContinue reading “At The Corner Of The Street”

What Has Been Happening

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 AT BOTTOM RIGHT. Today, shyly, a warm sun peeped periodically through the slow moving clouds, which released no rain. This gave an opportunity to wander around the garden toContinue reading “What Has Been Happening”

Rearing Hellebores

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 AT BOTTOM RIGHT The first clear sky at dawn for some time promised a sunny day which was appreciated by the garden, especially the winter flowering cherry that hasContinue reading “Rearing Hellebores”