It has been a week of fare-thee-wells and packing; a few tears, plenty of reminising and a fair amount of box action. And we are not over quite yet, another week and a bit to go ’til M Day. I’m sure I will be lost for words when we are eventually settled into Nouveau ChezContinue reading “Six on Saturday – The Long Goodbye”
At Nancy Nightingale’s today we planted out more bulbs, dug up dahlias for their winter sojourn and said “NO!” and “DROP IT”, on repeat, to Scooby the puppy. Whilst stuffing the compost bin with the defunct dahlia vegetation, I rescued some seed heads, certain that my collection needed a boost. Which of course are theContinue reading “Decisions”
Today I went to Nancy Nightingale’s for a singing lesson. Unfortunately I am booked in for tomorrow. The wrong day. Embarrassing. It has happened before. So without pause, ostensibly to divert attention away from my stupidity and inability to read a diary, I am going to share a picture of Cephalaria gigantea. Definitely one hundred percentContinue reading “Wrong and Right”
I think this is Boston Ivy, Parthenocissus tricuspidata. I have a good excuse for not being certain, as it has come over the wall from Nancy Nightingale’s neighbour. Looks great against the shining lime/lemon walls, with its quaint scarlet sucker pads and crimson foliage. We may well keep it for a while.