Although much better than I had been a couple of days ago, I was pretty washed out today, and spent much of it on the sofa.
Having, in the interests of producing something half-way reasonable, deferred setting out on this post until 6.00 p.m., I was unable to Access WordPress. I am not normally asked for my password, but this time I was. It was rejected. I was invited to choose another. I needed to enter a code that would be sent to me. I patiently waited for one. I received an e-mail containing a blue box saying Reset Password. I clicked on it. I got no further until I realised that my mobile phone in another room was receiving texts. Sure enough they had sent me a text. There were now two messages, each with a different number. I tried one. It didn’t work. So I tried the other one. That did. I put my usual password in. I was told I couldn’t use it because I had done so recently. I invented a new one. That worked.
As if my head wasn’t muzzy enough already.
Anyway, here goes with the next section of The Downton Garden story.
Apart from the removal of much of the encroaching ivy and lonicera, the front garden had very much played second fiddle to the back until February 2015.
This is what it looked like on the morning of 24th February;
and later in the day.
Although there were edging stones lining the bed outside the front of the house, there was no defined path on the other side. Everything was mixture of gravel and soil.
By 11th March, I had marked out an acceptable curve;
and a couple of days later, after a bit more forestry on our left hand side,
foraged around the back garden for suitable stone with which to line it.
This, however, did not lead anywhere accessible. To the right of this photograph, taken on 26th June 2014, is a trellis, one of three which had been used to block the side gate, that appeared to be firmly fixed.
By the time we decided to build a cold frame to place around the side of the house, The blockage had to go. Aaron, on 13th September 2015, freed the gate. The post, of course, was the usual ramshackle affair, and our friend had to set another one. The frame was in situ on 27th, and three days later I had widened the narrow gravel path.
Jackie has completed planting in this garden, but I haven’t been outside to photograph it. Perhaps I will do so tomorrow.
This evening we dined on fish and chips. Jackie also had gherkins. My portion was not very large.