27 May 2015

Deutzia growing along the avenue.

I took this picture of one of several Deutzia's that are growing along the avenue. In this instance the flowers are pink but in other parts of the gardens we also have white flowered varieties.

25 May 2015

One of the bridges at Boughton On The Water

‎A picture taken last Saturday at Boughton On The Water during our visit to the Cotswolds.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

22 May 2015

A two day trip to the Cotswolds.

I'm sorry to have to say that all the ducklings in my last post are dead, they got eaten by the bosses dogs the day after I took the photo of them. It's sad to say that many young birds fall victim to the dogs at this time of year.

Tomorrow Vicki and I are going on a two day trip to the Cotswolds. This is a coach trip so so no driving for me so I will get to relax and watch the countryside go by during the journey. If you wish to view the trip click [HERE].

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.