Monday, June 25, 2018

The Delargo Gardens - The year so far

Here we are then me lovelies,
A new home, new garden and a new blog.

To kick off with here is a little review of the gardens year up to this month.


February was very harsh this year and yes we did lose some old friends but we also did manage to make a start to the garden.


We were overjoyed to have a South facing garden at last only to find it shaded by weed trees

 After cutting down what we could reach it was time to find homes for the refugees from our last garden


By April we had got most of the work on the flat sorted and it was mild enough to get cracking on the garden proper.

 Well to be honest it wasn't a garden yet but we did have lots of flower


 We have next to no soil. the garden is all paved over but we will have an herbaceous border one way or another.

 2 new Aquilegias

Both Hesperis matronalis and Thalictrum aquilegiifolium survived the move and look marvellous

There we are then me dears. You are up to date and I shall be posting the June issue shortly when I think you will be as pleased as we are with the results of our pottering

So it is good bye from us -

- and goodbye from Donny


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Madam Arcati is Back

As you may know. dear reader. my previous blog  The random jottings of Madam Arcati 
was scuppered by the evil Rupert Murdoch and his henchmen over at Photobucket.

Unable to repair the damage at this time, we have decided to abandon ship and sail forth anew. 

Here we are then, me lovelies, in our new home.
To unfurl the 'mainsul' and slice the mainbrace, here are Bea Arthur and Madame:

I am lucky enough to have seen all three - Madame with Wayne Flowers in the very late 70's in a restaurant / cabaret venue in London called 'Country Cousins' and the adorable Bea Arthur in her one-woman show at the Savoy in 2003. 

Wayland Parrott Flowers Jr. (November 26, 1939 – October 11, 1988)
Bea Arthur (born Bernice Frankel; May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009) 

Till next time then me dears and a catch up and see what's been going on in the garden