Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 2015 garden diary

Cosmos and Petunias
1cosmos

Urn
2urn

Hibiscus var. Bluebird
3hibiscus

Lawn
4lawn

Cotoneaster
5cotoneaster

Clematis, in the undergrowth
6clematis

Large Tortoiseshell
7largetortoiseshell

Peacock
8peacock

Red Admiral
9redadmiral

Deck life
10deck life

Apples
11apples

Blackberries
12blackberries3

Blackcurrants .
blackcurrants

Honeysuckle berries
13honeysuckleberries

Rose hips
14hips

Viburnum berries
15viburnum berries

Runners var. Enorma
16runners1

Tomato var. Pomodoro St Pierre
So no tomato blight this year … maybe growing in pots is the answer?
17toms1

Lettuce var. Salad Bowl
18lettuce

Cucumber var. Marketmore – all a bit puny; stick with Telegraph in future
19cucumber


 

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Buskers

See them each morn.
From dawn
They busk
Till dusk.

     The one-man show-men
     Drum thumbs across chords,
     Kick sticks against skins,
     Strum fingers on strings,
     While a tambourine rings
     And a hat beckons pennies for music
     More suited for kings.

     Tooting fluters for commuters
     Counterpoint with klaxon hooters.
     In the City, tuning up,
     Practising its morning concert,
     These, the soloists, add one more melody
     To inlaid themes which echo
     Through the score of streets they wander.

See them each night.
From twilight
They play
Till day.

 

            busker2

            busker1

            busker3

 


 

Copyright: Richard Fox 1973
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