Tag: compost bins

  • The West Fence Trellis

    Jackie spent most of a day that was dull, warm, humid, and oppressed by a burnished gunmetal canopy overhead, occupied opening up the trellis at the back of the West fence to the nevertheless absent sunlight. At intervals I removed several trugloads of clippings and weeds to the compost bins and the ever-increasing piles destined […]

  • Hod-Carrier Once Again

    Yesterday evening Jackie produced two photographs from along the Shady Path and Dragon Bed beneath the strong evening light, and later of the strawberry moon claiming the sky from the sun. On a much duller morning she recorded the current progress of her replanting in the Pond Bed. For more than a week now, the […]

  • All Neat And Tidy

    On another warm and sunny day Jackie continued the refurbishment of the Westbrook Arbour begun yesterday. Apart from recording the event and carrying out a little dead-heading of Welsh poppies I cleared up some of Jackie’s weeding and pruning which I added to the compost, being careful not to cover Félicité Perpétue, the splendid climber […]

  • Lacking A Certain Ambience

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Aaron needed a few more boards for the front of his compost bins. I therefore accompanied him this morning to Mole Country Stores (known as Scats because that is what they used to be) to buy them. These make removable slats for ease of accessing the mature […]

  • A Normal Day For Aaron

    CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN THE GROUP ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THE PAGE AND CLICKING THE RELEVANT BOX. Today, Easter Sunday, we confined ourselves to light gardening. For Aaron it was a normal day. He reorganised the compost bins. This involved shifting the greenish fencing […]

  • A WRAF Beauty

    Early this morning Jackie discovered an ailing bird which may be a baby pigeon. She made it a little hospital bed, complete with water and a suet ball. By the end of the afternoon our little friend was struggling around the garden, unable to fly, because its tail-feathers were shredded. Aaron continued his work on […]

  • Leaf Compost

    The cranking clatter of marauding magpies heard as I walked down Downton Lane on my Hordle Cliff top walk this murky morning, was to give way to that of a mechanical digger in Shorefield on my return. The latter, which was breaking up the concrete bases of the demolished chalets, could be heard from the beach. […]

  • Pick The Bucket

    Just a week away from July, I was actually cold as I walked down to Seamans Corner and back this morning to post a letter.  For a city dweller it may seem hardly worth recording such a trip, but it does take twenty minutes.  I reflected on a far more painful crawl to a post […]

  • Bins

    Security is tight in In Excess in West End High Street.  Jackie and I went shopping there this morning for six three metre long gravel boards, which were the last ingredients for the compost bins.  Elizabeth had checked out yesterday that we would be given facilities to saw these up in the store, because they […]

  • Shane

    I spent most of the day almost completing the wall for the compost bins.  Jackie did a great deal of clearing and tidying up in the garden, whilst Elizabeth concentrated on making the house ready for the coming of Malachi, who was bringing his parents with him. Sam and Holly and Malachi were visiting the […]