Sunday, 14 March 2010


Another lovely day. We spent the morning quietly reading in the lounge with Hobie once again decoraqting the floor with his presence. A couple of days ago I had dug up the Corylus avellana Contorta as it was taking up too much room and so we decided to buy a large pot for it and do a bit of work in our own garden this afternoon.

Amandas mother lives with us and is due to come back from a stay at a friends house for Mothering Sunday with us and so roast chicken is on the menu. The chicken is sat on various ingredients that get mashed up at the end to go towards the gravy....the most important ingredient!
A Rhododendron just about to flower.

The Nisparos that we have grown from seed brought back from Majorca.

Polyanthus, always a cheerful introduction to the year!

The Cordon that we planted last year is holding some promise.
Sorry there isn't more, but some days are like that. There would have been a picture of the meal when cooked but mothering events took over I am afraid.


  1. Dear Gary, Sometimes it is so nice to have a day when very little happens or is done. I am sure that Hobie [who is a beautiful looking cat] appreciates having you both around.

    The Sunday lunch in preparation was quite enough in itself to make my mouth water. It all looks so professional that I now think that you must really enjoy cooking and/or you have been a chef in a different career.

  2. Hi Edith,
    It's true, I do love cooking. I had a german chef for a father and he taught me a lot. His speciality was cakes and pastries, unfortunately for my waistline!
    I enjoyed reading your post describing the way 'J' was working on the Roses and Clematis on the roof of your pavilion. Does he go with you between Budapest and London?

  3. Greetings from Scotland Gary. I've just discovered your blog over on Blotanical and wanted to come over and welcome you. I've never heard of a Nisparos before or seen one of its flowers - I'm sure it would never cope with the temps my garden gets down to. (17.4 this winter)but it must have looked beautiful in Majorca for you to have brought back seeds to grow here but I suppose you can grow nearly anything down in Dorset as you have mild winters most years. Pop up to my blog sometime for a visit you'll be made very welcome.

  4. Hi leavesnbloom,
    Thanks for the comments. We are still waiting for the Nisparos to fruit, it should have it'sfirst lot any year now.