19 May 2015

Twelve ducklings

For some time now I have been seeing a duck wandering around in the garden and thought it must be nesting somewhere, it seems I was right because this afternoon it appeared again only this time it had something like twelve ducklings tagging along with it.

17 May 2015

Wild Garlic.

A nice bed of wild garlic growing on the sides of the avenue.
This could be used in some home baked bread.

16 May 2015

Blue bells and Wisteria.

Blue Bells and Wisteria by the lily pond.

14 May 2015

The gardeners little helper.

This is Blonde.
She belongs to the family of the big house.
Of late she has been helping me in the garden.
She is very good at pruning Fig trees,
Shredding sticks and old Parsnips,
and keeping pigeons off the cabbages.
Her favourite treats are anything edible,
fussy ears and a tummy rub.

10 May 2015

Colourful Field

The countryside is very bright with oilseed rape flowers at the moment.

Sent from my Windows Phone

24 March 2015

High Melton Woods

Some pictures I took on our dog walk this afternoon in High Melton Woods.

23 March 2015

This week I am taking a break from work.

This week I am taking a break from work so this morning Vicki and I went in to Doncaster to buy some shoes for Vicki. We had great success and returned with two pairs of shoes and a new coat.

After lunch we took the dogs to Cusworth park, something they consider to be a treat. There are different smells and things to see. Vicki took bread to feed the ducks, there were some sideways looks from the dogs, I think they thought that they were expected to in in the water to get a share. Neither took the plunge.

One of many different water foul to be found on the lake.

22 March 2015

Yesterday was the first anniversary of my dog Tommy passing which still makes me feel sad. Today though we are going out to lunch with the family to celebrate my mum's birthday which is tomorrow.

Before setting off to Derbyshire I managed to lose my car keys. Everyone saw them on my coat which was on the kitchen table ready to depart but when the time came to pick them up  to leave they were missing which is a bit of a mystery. I suspect I must have picked them up and put them somewhere without thinking, hopefully they will turn up eventually.

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7 March 2015

Shared from Photos app

I spotted this Daffodil in the garden yesterday, it's the first one of the year.

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26 February 2015

The bits I've never been able to show you.

Hello everyone. Today I have a little treat for some of you. As my long time blogging friends will know my posts relating to my work here in the estate gardens have been sort of tinged with misgivings in relation to respecting my employers privacy and getting across what I want to say. I hope that I managed to walk a fine line of showing enough to make things interesting and get my point across but at the same time not show too much so as to invade anyone's privacy. Well as of the past few months plans have been drawn up to facilitate using the big house and it's grounds as an exclusive wedding venue, just a handful each year. So to help get the word out that the big house is open for business and also show what can be expected the estate have opened up their own website so I am now thinking that this lets me off the hook as far as showing things on my own little blog. In fact a lot of the pictures on the site were actually taken by me over the years so if they can show my pictures on their site I see now reason why I can't now show my pictures on my site.

Anyway if you click [HERE] you can take a look at all the bits I've never been able to show you in the past.