Bedraggled Corner

SO MUCH to do! But this corner behind the greenhouse, inevitably the most neglected corner of the garden, isn’t going to take too much sorting out if I divide it up into separate tasks such as cutting back, digging the veg beds, clearing the greenhouse and replacing three fence panels that blew down in the autumn.

I saw a total of six daisies on the grass verge on Quarry Hill this morning. How do they manage to flower after the snow and frost we’ve had recently? Being close to the road and sheltered by buildings might help and perhaps as the slope faces the setting sun they get what warmth is available at this time of year but I suspect the main reason is that cars parked on the verge overnight radiate enough heat from their engines to create a pocket of marginally warmer soil, giving this handful of a daisies a head start.

2 Replies to “Bedraggled Corner”

  1. I’ve really been enjoying your sketches and all of the bits of Engllish history and fun information. It’s sort of like a mini-vacation for this American Anglophile! I’ve added you to my bloglist so others can enjoy your work. Thanks for an enjoyable site!

    1. Thank you for the link Lisa. Glad to see you’ve launched into watercolours. I must admit that I don’t usually work on watercolour paper, my sketchbooks are invariably reasonably thick cartridge. It works for the pen and wash observational drawing I do but I must work up a more atmospheric watercolour some day, which would need thicker, stretched watercolour paper.

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